13 Things I Loved in 2013

Peeps, I am PSYCHED for 2014. I think it's going to be a fantastic year for all of us. Shout-out to my little sister who'll be graduating high school and starting college, everyone from IU who's going to be graduating with an MFA, and all others undergoing life changes big and small. Oh, and an… Continue reading 13 Things I Loved in 2013

The Wilds of the Midwest

I live in the Midwest but I'm not from here at all. I'm an East Coast baby, a move-around-a-lot baby. I lived abroad as a child, and before I was a teenager, the only place I really put feelers into the soil was the little town of Lenoir, North Carolina. And then once I was… Continue reading The Wilds of the Midwest

The Work of Writing: Week Three Update

Oh, week three: meant to be a full-fledged orgy of inspiration. Epileptic fits of pastoral joy, "Look at that flame-edged leaf! I muse in agonized ecstasy on its transcendent contours...", weeping over a perfect shard of broken glass, and so on and so on--basically all the things that make the world hate writers. Sometimes that's the way… Continue reading The Work of Writing: Week Three Update

Half a Year: Photos

I bought a Moleskine planner today. (It's a thing.) I cleaned out my camera. My new planner starts July 1st. While in limbo, I thought I'd look back on this first half of the year. This is a totally skewed portrait, since I never had my rather bulky DSLR at any of the many FABULOUS,… Continue reading Half a Year: Photos

Today the Sky is Gray: A Compendium of Scientific Theories

1. It is a direct reflection of Freud's "melancholia," from which I am currently suffering, and the grayness is actually emanating from me as I sit here, staring out the Megabus window, driving farther and farther away from a land where coffee is made with care and buses run down literally every street, although they… Continue reading Today the Sky is Gray: A Compendium of Scientific Theories

A Few Thoughts on Nostalgia

(Isn't it great that we can title things "A Few Thoughts On..." and it gives us the excuse to totally abandon all but the barest bones of form and cohesion? I'm just so glad I live in 2013, you know?) It's nearing midnight here in the magical city of Bloomington, IN, and I have created… Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Nostalgia