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Happiness is watching Rachel&Jun Videos

Happiness is watching Rachel&Jun Videos

Lately nothing has been more effective in alleviating mental storm clouds or doldrums for me than watching videos by Rachel and Jun. They have three channels on YouTube and three adorable cats. Main Channel. Casual Channel. Jun’s Kitchen. I came for the content on Japanese […]

The Impact of the Notre Dame

The Impact of the Notre Dame

When I was studying abroad in Paris the fall of 2013, I struggled to navigate the city. I wasn’t confident in my language skills and I certainly wasn’t confident in my sense of direction. Paris was the first city I’d ever lived in. The ancient, […]

Portrait of a Day: The Filing Cabinet

Portrait of a Day: The Filing Cabinet

(Wherein I tell a long story about acquiring a new filing cabinet that also has a warm, fuzzy moral at the end). I like to be organized, and I’m fairly diligent about extending this sense of organization to my paperwork. Nothing made me feel better […]

A dream is a wish your heart makes…?

A dream is a wish your heart makes…?

Currently Reading: The Stone Sky (Book 3 in the Broken Earth Trilogy), by N.K. Jemison. Currently Listening to: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng. It started at the old house, which comes as no surprise. Katie’s REM studio seems to have run out of sets […]

I wrote a poem, and I liked it.

I wrote a poem, and I liked it.

To clarify, I have written poems before. I have written many poems before actually, most of them for a creative writing class, a few inspired by whatever contemplative muse happened to float through my brain in the moment, and once as a sort of spontaneous […]

Pros and Cons of Winter

Pros and Cons of Winter

If you know anything about me, it’s that I don’t like the cold. Every winter reinforces my reasons without fail: It’s cold. It’s dry, so much that my skin cracks, especially lips and hands. Wet socks. Wet cold that seeps into bones and actively dampens […]

Transformations of Genre

Transformations of Genre

Currently reading (consuming/listening): The Invasion of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen, and A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness. Megan’s recent blog post made me chuckle, namely because I haven’t been able to use my local library according to it’s designed intent, even though I live only five minutes […]

Self-Making

Self-Making

Hello readers (if you’re still out there?) I know. It’s been a long time. A tree could have grown with enough rings to be mistaken for Grandmother Willow since my last post. On the bright side, that means I have heaps of updates. To recap […]

English Major Looking for a Job

English Major Looking for a Job

These past few months have been an upheaval and I haven’t even started on the real uphill slog of relocating and starting a new vocation. I gave my notice for my current position back in December so my mentor/boss would have plenty of time to […]

New Editing Job

New Editing Job

There have been a lot of exciting developments this March, which is unusual, because I typically think of that month as the span of time when weather can’t decide what it wants to be, so it throws a tantrum. And that means all the beautiful, […]