Anglophilia, Life or Something Like It, The Life of a Student, Thesis Thesis Thesis, Travel, Writing is Life

Thirty Isn’t So Bad

I was doing so well sticking to my resolution to post a blog at least once a week, then these last two weeks I've completely failed. I'm going to blame it on being back in school (even though classes just started last week). I should be spending my morning working on my lit review for… Continue reading Thirty Isn’t So Bad

Family Ties, History, Random, Writing is Life

Salem Witches and Grandma Mary

The new semester begins in less than a month (my only class begins in exactly 3 weeks from today) which means I need to have the first draft of my thesis done soon. So naturally I'm suffering from writer's block this morning and haven't written anything that's remotely usable. It's getting close to the point… Continue reading Salem Witches and Grandma Mary

Life or Something Like It, Writing is Life

Snapshots from Summer Camp

I’ve begun a series of flash fiction stories to include in my thesis project; all memories from my days at summer camp, either as a camper or while I was on staff. Like most of the pieces in my thesis these are technically fictional, since I can’t really remember exact details, but they’re all based… Continue reading Snapshots from Summer Camp

Music, Writing is Life

A Short Story and a Darren Criss Concert

This past weekend I went to see Darren Criss perform at the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia. The only other time I had seen him live was during his performance in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on Broadway (which was fantastic), so I was very excited to see him perform… Continue reading A Short Story and a Darren Criss Concert

Life or Something Like It, Music, The Life of a Student, Writing is Life

Smart Phones, Concerts and Social Media: Are We Missing Life’s Great Moments?

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away."  For my thesis I am working on a collection of short stories and poems that are semi-autobiographical along the lines of Sandra Cisneros’ The House of Mango Street. Tying all the works together is the underlying… Continue reading Smart Phones, Concerts and Social Media: Are We Missing Life’s Great Moments?