From My Life

In the “From My Life” section, I share parts of my own story. Don’t worry – I’ll skip the boring do-your-laundry and drive-to-work bits and do my best to share only the interesting parts.


The Week Between: Pausing to Be Still Between Christmas and New Year’s

We received our first snow of the season three days ago, just in time for Christmas Eve. After weeks of “will it,” “won’t it,” the weather finally seems to have turned the corner from fall to winter, ushering in bitter cold winds and mellow cloudy skies. Last night, as I…

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How Longfellow Created a Legend, or A Little Encouragement for Mid-NaNoWriMo Blues

Listen my children, and you shall hear… My guess is almost anyone who reads those words can finish the sentence. …of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. Longfellow’s poem about Paul Revere’s daring ride through the night to warn Patriot minutemen about the imminent British attack is probably one of…

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A Quick Life Update

Hello friends, It’s been a while since I wrote last (again…sorry about that!), but I wanted to take a few minutes to provide you with a quick life update. I’m starting grad school tomorrow! It’s a decision that has been in the making for a while, but I keep forgetting…

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