On Feeling

I have been thinking about feeling lately. By “lately,” I mean since May, when I purchased a copy of Leslie Jamison’s excellent collection of essays, The Empathy Exams. The summer before my senior… Continue reading

Scraps of a Semester

“And it was then that she first felt all the dark love and shame that came from the pure accident of home, the deep and arbitrary place that happened to be yours.” –Lorrie… Continue reading

Comforts

The end is nearing–I received my last complete work schedule yesterday, along with what I believe are my last days off. I have 10 days left in the Cowboy State, which is unbelievable.… Continue reading

The Middle

First of all, my apologies for the gap between this posting and the last. (Have I used up all my “but the wifi is so unreliable!” excuses yet?) And secondly, my apologies for… Continue reading

Newness

“Whereas I, even now, persist in believing that these black marks on white paper bear the greatest significance, that if I keep writing, I might be able to catch the rainbow of consciousness… Continue reading

Freedom

Somehow, I finagled a three day weekend this week. I had the last two days of our old schedule off (which bizarrely always begins on Thursday), and the first day of our new… Continue reading

Magic

Sometimes, I get very overwhelmed by things. Not things like due dates or recurrent aches or failed tasks (those get me very stressed). But things–the way the grain of the commuter rail windows… Continue reading

The Elegant World

I have been in Wyoming for a little over a week now. When I arrived on the postage stamp of tarmac that is the Jackson Hole airport, I was nervous, excited, nervous. I… Continue reading

Eva

I was lucky enough to have spent Memorial Day weekend with my lovely friend, Eva. I met Eva in high school, where we were the slowest runners the running club had ever seen.… Continue reading

Summer Things Part 1

So. I had this ambitious, 500+ word essay with interspersed pictures all planned out in my WordPress dashboard. In fact, the draft is still patiently sitting on my homepage, waiting for me to… Continue reading