When I initially sat down in front of my MacBook today, I wasn't planning on writing a blog. In fact, I barely wanted to open WordPress to see the timestamp on the last thing I wrote because it feels like it's been too long (see: Anyone). Then... I opened an old post. EXACTLY one year... Continue Reading →
The Great Pretender
I mentioned on my Instagram that I'm taking a hiatus from writing due to my inability to stay away from being passive aggressive, but my world has just been too heavy lately. The past few weeks I've felt as though someone was controlling what I do or say. I'd continue to push through my hobbies,... Continue Reading →
It's time to open up and grow from it.
The midsummer sun was pounding down on me while I dug my hands into the dirt. I could feel the wetness in the layers of mud as I kept sifting through the moist soil. My daughter’s voice ran through my head after every rinse in the water hose, just wear gloves, Gideon, but I never... Continue Reading →
Digital vs. Analog Writing
Click-clack-click, click-clack-click, are the sounds of the keyboards' keys beneath my fingertips as I type out this writing log. Ah yes, we're in the world of digitally typed up manuscripts, roughly written down notes, and the inconsistent savior we call auto-correct. The simplicity of typing gives us such ease that we almost forget how nostalgic... Continue Reading →
From the time I learned how to read, I’ve always read fiction. I could get lost in Wonderland or Hogwarts, just by opening up a book. The simple stumble into a couple hundred pages could result in many hours, or even days, spent entwined in the content between the cover pages. Yet, one of the... Continue Reading →
Ten 6-word memoirs that I created Spring semester 2018 for my intro to writing and digital studies class.
Creative Non-Fiction Inspiration
In this blog, I'm going to discuss a Creative Non-Fiction piece and answer a few questions. This piece, in particular, caught my eye because of the name and the hook the author wrote in the beginning. The following is a link to the piece itself by Jane Bernstein: CNF Inspiration Piece: The Marrying Kind Summary: The... Continue Reading →
Writing as a Metaphor
Writing is an art. As Lakoff and Johnson state in Metaphors We Live By, life, in general, is a concept. It's a concept that we cannot understand because it is not obvious (Lakoff). However, it's up to us on how we choose to live that concept. Sure, it's easy to dissect and evaluate your own life,... Continue Reading →
Dance Gavin Dance vs. The System of Grammar
This is my Life Grammar essay for one of my classes this semester. I got a 98% on it and it took me forever to write. Also it's combining two of my favorite things! So, go check it out.