I am a person that lives under stressful conditions, as in a state of constant stress. Stress from all sides. This is not at all what I think is acceptable or good for one’s health– physically, mentally, emotionally. Stress, you know (I know) doesn’t do a body all that good. Knowing that doesn’t make anything… Continue reading Stress. Not Bueno.
So, I teach English, it’s what I do. I love it. My current assignment is the First Year Composition area (FYC) a series of two courses that are kind of a way to say “hi, this is college and this college writing,” to my writers, but that’s not really what I do as much as… Continue reading Teaching with a Bullet Journal
I feel like there’s a lot of pressure in this world to be “perfect.” Sometimes I think feel it a tad more acutely since I’m a PhD candidate, and there seems to be this silent expectation that all PhD candidates should be close to perfect at all times, like perfect little aca-angels. However, if I’m… Continue reading Striving for Perfection?
I’ve been gone awhile, and let’s face it, you don’t want to hear about all the reasons why I have not been around. So, let’s just suffice to say that I have returned from the ashes of graduate school pain and anguish to announce I am an official Ph.D candidate (yay) and that I have… Continue reading I’m back.
I just finished the first not totally awful draft of my American Literature paper, which, through a series of ups and downs ended up being about publisher influence and authorial choices in the 1850s abolitionist paper The National Era and Putnam’s Monthly Magazine. I looked at Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Melville’s “Benito Cereno” and I feel pretty alright about… Continue reading That successful “First Draft!” done feeling
I’m taking a break between my two papers and end of term prep (final topics are Herman Melville’s “Benito Cereno” and the Puntnam Monthly Magazine and the concept of Possible Worlds for narratology. I will post more when I’m closer to (or actually done)– but I do feel good about both. All the research is done,… Continue reading Staying focused
Ten Years Gone: Spoiler Alert: The following blog post contains details about the April 23, 2015 episode of Grey’s Anatomy, “How to Save a Life.” I have watched Grey’s Anatomy (Imdb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413573/) since its first brief and dazzling season, instantly captivated by a story that began with boy meets girl. The show started with… Continue reading Ten Years Gone: Grey’s Anatomy’s “How to Save a Life”