Category Archives: writing

Two Lists (Part Two)

So here I am at 4:38 AM, drinking water, and staring rather blankly at the computer screen (well, I was until I began typing). My dog woke me up for a 3:30 AM pee break, and I was completely awake … Continue reading

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On Vacation

Whew…I just double-checked final grades for my classes to make sure everything looked okay before signing off on them. A week of grading seventy papers and projects, dealing with emails, and making sure I took care of all the end … Continue reading

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Writing and Alcohol

Well, there’s no Internet at my favorite coffee shop (at least, not for me, and I don’t want to fiddle with my laptop anymore). It’s not that big of deal; I can start my post here in Word and copy … Continue reading

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Clicks of Recognition

When I was in graduate school, pursuing my MA in literature and creative writing, I took a wonderful class that focused on Modernist female poets. Though I often felt ill-prepared for the round-table discussions we had about the various poems … Continue reading

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Pain Is Not A Punishment, Pleasure Is Not A Reward

Today marks my seventh month of sobriety, and I can’t sleep for the life of me, so I’m blogging while my family sleeps and recovers from our vacation to Callaway Gardens, GA. The vacation was 99 percent a success, and … Continue reading

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Writers and Alcohol, Part 2

This is a follow-up to a previous post. I’ve been reading a fascinating/depressing/gripping/heart-rending book called The Trip to Echo Springs  by Olivia Laing. Because I’m too lazy to put it in my own words, here’s the blurb from B&N: “Why is it … Continue reading

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Writers and Alcohol

I’m not the biggest Buzzfeed fan, though it’s fun every now and then (I much prefer themetapicture). Nonetheless, I came across this article: The Myth of the Alcoholic Writer: an Interview with Olivia Laing. I’m intrigued after reading the article, … Continue reading

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