something to think about, inspired by my queer film class: heterocentrism.  an example of this is when you go to a movie and leave wishing there had been more gay characters [i do this often]..but then later realizing that maybe only one or two of the characters actually said something about being in a relationship […]

for me, thirty will be letting go of the guilt; allowing my self to be free, crawlingstumblingRUNNING towards my destiny, not embarrassed to be seen while whispering to the trees because, as it turns out, they have lots to say to me. for me, thirty will be being a gentler wife, with more generosity. still feisty […]

One quote that stood out to me from David Gessner’s The Tarball Chronicles is located on page 215. It is a simple but thought-provoking statement: “Do with a little less and two things will happen—the world will be better and you will be happier.” I thought about this as I turned my cell phone off, […]

peeling myself up off of the kitchen floor was embarrassing moment #948520948 today. ok, that is an exaggeration.  today hasn’t been totally mortifying, but i have officially experienced my first “creative writing critique” from a professor, and i have been blushing and twitching and second-third-and fiftieth-guessing my essay for hours now. i think that one of […]

canoeing was cancelled in Nature Writing class due to high winds. after defining  ecocriticism and discussing various theories regarding the connections and relationships between humans and the natural world, we got out early to work on an alternative assignment. came to the student center and am eating spring rolls and french fries. there are no […]

i am sitting at a small booth in the corner of the campus coffee shop, eating the most delicious homemade black bean burger i have ever had in my life!  i can’t believe i’m really here. here at this university, here on this campus, here in this café. i am here and i am a […]