Ivanka Trump could be a herald of women's rights and family support under the Trump Administration. But she chooses not to be. Ivanka is a mother and a wife and the daughter of the president. As such, her word should be important to her father and the public alike. She could be a sounding board and… Continue reading Family Ties: Calling on Presidents’ daughters! You have a duty too, even if you didn’t choose it.
Because I read! Reading: it's escapism, even when it's non-fiction. If I can't find it in real life, I'll write it. (SPOILERs!!) Here are 10 of the books responsible for my desire to write, in order of when I read them: 1. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster Damn, if you like puns… Continue reading Why do I write?
[Pt. I of a thought in progress] I've heard the claim that women are vulnerable physiologically. We have holes that leave us exposed and so we can be penetrated. Our ability to be forged into makes us weak. But what weapon is more terrifying: the knife? Handheld and stiff, un-majestically whirled nauseatingly into the body? Or… Continue reading Pu$$y Pow3R
"Brevity is the soul of wit"- so said a famously not-brief bard. I wonder now if Shakespeare was being sarcastic. But when it comes to academia I don't think he could be more right. What better example of a person's understanding than their ability to totally summarize and shrink an idea to a pocket-sized nugget of… Continue reading Death to the word-count!!
I am a guilty pet owner. When my kitten Ham stalks my unmoving sock or dives claws first into the trash I can't help but feel like I've trapped him: especially when he makes a mad dash out the front door, up three flights of stairs, and claws maniacally at the building carpet whenever I… Continue reading Consider the cat leash.
Doing is scary, so I sat, and did stuff in my mind. I did go see my favorite author speak at the launch of his newest novel, though. He was warmer and more insecure than I would have anticipated from his work. I liked to watch him wet-eyed talk about himself. When we shook hands,… Continue reading How I changed my life without exorcising my cat or redoing my wardrobe.
This is just to brag. Was not published but was given an honorable mention in Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction Contest for my piece, "On My Fourteenth." If you're interested in reading this piece let me know, as publishing it here prevents me from submitting it for publication elsewhere. You can view my name on… Continue reading An Honorable Mention in “Glimmer Train Press”