21 February

SNOW BLINDNESS: AN ESSAY IN JAMES DICKEY REVIEW

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SNOW BLINDNESS: AN ESSAY IN JAMES DICKEY REVIEW

Last December, I had a set of five short essays published in James Dickey Review, which is incredibly thrilling. I worked with the editors for weeks, changing this and that. Then before Christmas, I came home to a big yellow package that contained two copies of the review. There’s something incredibly special about seeing your work in […]

31 January

VOICES ON UNITY: COMING TOGETHER, FALLING APART

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VOICES ON UNITY: COMING TOGETHER, FALLING APART

Last year while in a creative nonfiction class that changed my life, I was encouraged to submit a piece for an upcoming anthology. So I did. And then it was published. Obviously, that is an extremely condensed version of the story, but that’s the gist. Then, in early December, I was finally able to see that anthology […]

15 November

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES

I feel like I am gearing up for the holidays WAY sooner this year than I normally do. I’m just feeling it this year, guys. Kyle typically would start calling me Scrooge about now, but weirdly, I’m right there with him. Bring on the wreaths and Christmas songs! Anyway, I thought I’d share a few […]

25 August

WHEN A SONG CHANGES YOU

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WHEN A SONG CHANGES YOU

Words change me. I am a writer, after all, so that makes sense. Or at least it does to me. When I read good pieces of writing, I don’t easily forget the words, and because I’m a writer, I know how carefully words are chosen. Whether it’s an essay or a blog post or a […]

17 May

MY SUMMER READING LIST

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MY SUMMER READING LIST

I know there are people in the world who genuinely do not enjoy reading, and I will never understand that. “Find something that interests you!” I scream, trying to force them to dive into the worlds I’ve grown to love, dying to introduce them to the book versions of their movie heroes. “The book is […]