There’s been a silence around here lately – a muffled echo of chirping crickets. It’s been on my mind, this echo, although you’d never know it by looking. I think of it often, in the curtailed moments between tasks (maintaining – a spirit-crushing formality, no?). To say the emptiness doesn’t sadden me would be a […]



Last week, on the third anniversary of this blog, one of my students caught me after class. Her bloodshot eyes misted as she told me, in hesitant, broken segments, of a course load she could no longer juggle, of a part-time job that was dominating her time and a home life that was heavy and […]

Just Call Julie

Can we all just take a minute and soak in the beauty of this website? Seriously, guys, I cannot get enough of it. An Adventure Story survived her surgery and came out better than I ever could’ve imagined. I mean, look at this layout, that header, those buttons! (Not to mention all the amazing “behind […]

Change Is Good

Goodbye, Old. Hello, New.

Things have been busy here in Blog Land lately (obviously, right?). The old abode was starting to feel a bit cramped so I took a leap of faith and did what every naively inexperienced homeowner does – I packed up my bags and moved. I’m in love with what this new residence has to offer […]



When I started blogging two years ago I had no idea what I was doing. (I still don’t, to be honest, I’ve just gotten better at pretending I do.) I didn’t even know how to create a blog, much less how to gain readership. Those of you who know me know technology makes my palms […]