…to be passionate.
I’ve been away from any sort of structured writing program for over a year now. I haven’t been working on a large writing project during that time, but had been working on some shorter projects. Short stories, flash fiction, poetry, pieces of shorter substance that have, for whatever reason, been easier for me to stay […]
I forget where I found this. It was a few years ago now, but I remember that it came right before my first residency at Lesley University. It was true then, and it’s still true now.
June 29th, which is only three short days away, will mark one whole year since I graduated from Lesley University’s Creative Writing MFA program. To say I miss it would be a gross understatement. Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the greater Boston area were my home away from home from June 2012 until June […]
In a world increasing overtaken by technology, you may be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t listen to podcasts these days. I like to describe podcasts as talk radio, but in an episodic format. Topics vary, of course, and if you’ve avoided podcasts by using the excuse that there’s nothing that’ll interest you, you’re […]
I’m definitely not one of those lucky folks who gets to take vacations. I mean the long vacations to some beautiful place where work can be left behind and relaxation is the only thing on the to-do list. Every once in a while (read: maybe once a year), I go to Chicago. That’s the extent […]
Can you believe it’s been AN ENTIRE YEAR since I’ve posted here? Goodness. So much has happened. I moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to take a new job. Six months later, I was laid off after my department was eliminated, and I moved back to Wisconsin. I bought a new (used) car and started a […]
“The main thing is to write for the joy of it.” — Seamus Heaney. Farewell, good sir. Thank you for everything you’ve given us over the years.