Being Indoors Amidst COVID-19

Tulips

Being stuck inside and away from people can be rough. This is not a comprehensive list of how to be indoors or away from others for an extended period, just some things that might help. Will update as I come across more. Please message me if you are curious about any of the options I … Continue reading Being Indoors Amidst COVID-19

25 Observations and Tips for Surviving Awp 2019: Portland

If you aren't familiar, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) hosts an enormous (12,000+ attendee) conference each year. It can leave a writer feeling energized and inspired, but can also be quite overwhelming if unprepared.

There are plenty of AWP survival articles out there, but none of them seemed to really prepare me for the experience when I went last year. This year’s conference will be held in Portland, OR, and folks, I have some tips for you, grouped below in three categories: general advice for travel, AWP specific advice I wish I’d known before attending, and Portland specific advice to help make the most of your experience in the city.

Just in Case

A free-write in response to Abby Murray's "Listen" and events that are always too current to keep up with.   Just in Case When I walk the hill to my car, it isn’t until the last stretch when my calves feel on fire, that I slide my arms out from under the straps of my bag, ready … Continue reading Just in Case

Volume 2: Innovation Now Available

In Layman's Terms

Volume 2: Innovation is now available! You can read it by clicking the “read” button at the top, or simply by clicking here.

Check back periodically for further exploration of the topics brought up in the issue. We will be exploring some of the inspiration behind the pieces and how they relate to the world.

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The Big Dickens

Social security? What’s that?

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“If I could work my will,” said Scrooge indignantly, “every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should.”       A Christmas Carol

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Will You Stand Up For Me?

I can understand why half of our country voted for Trump. Sincerely, I do. I understand the feeling of being ignored by our government. I understand we need a change and I hope to God that something good comes out of a Trump presidency. What is not okay, is the mentality that Trump is only … Continue reading Will You Stand Up For Me?