Happy Chrismukkah!

Actually I never heard the term Chrismukkah until today, when I searched for a good hashtag for Tweeting my latest Gray Matters article, Christmas for non-Christians.  It’s interesting that I have used my feelings about family Christmases in so many genres with such different approaches.  I will probably never publish the essay from my MFA thesis, in which I express […]

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Time, motivation and a notepad

The spring semester is over, and I finished, as they say, not with a bang but with a whimper.  I carried over much of my confusion from the first semester and while some things were clarified, other things grew murky in my mind and I’m glad to have it behind me.  I’m taking an elective, Research and Reporting, this summer […]

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Yesssssssssss!

I sent a ranting email to my Goucher mentor about my feelings on categories of writing and how my brain is going to explode over the issue. God bless her – she told me to write stories.  Basically write stories however. And I replied that that is exactly what I want to do.  Phew.  Now I can dig into my […]

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I never read what I wrote

My first article for the Houston Chronicle – paid article, that is, versus the blogging I’ve done for them for six years – appeared online today and will be in tomorrow’s print version.  I was excited for it to be published but then I read it and hated it.  Well, right away I wasn’t happy with the edits to the […]

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