I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my mother. I suppose it is the approach of the 25th anniversary of her early death that leaves me bewildered that she could possibly have […]
Since it’s Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month, I thought I’d talk more about my own experiences and how I have gathered the strength to keep going since my diagnosis. Most of the time, I feel some hidden strength rise up and push me forward, but some days, I wonder why I’m bothering to fight. That’s when I need to turn to the people who keep me strong.If I’ve learned one thing from all this, it’s that you need people like these in your corner:
Recently one of my advanced creative writing students and I struck up an email conversation about how the question, “What will you do with an English degree?” is an especially hard one […]
(By Riccardo Ghilardi photographer (own work) CC) Lisa saw my post processing the loss of author/activist/actor and General Feminist Badass Carrie Fisher yesterday, and asked me to share it here as […]
The day starts with the alarm going off at the ridiculously unreasonable hour of 7 a.m. I drive my 2013 silver Boxster S to the Sebring International Speedway. It’s just over the bridge from the hotel so you have time for a quick breakfast sandwich. It’s always better to have something in your stomach if you have to throw up later.
From acclaimed poet Marie Howe, a candid and unapologetic poem about coming of age and experiencing “the first pure thrill of unreluctant desire.” This poem casts no aspersions on the exploration of sexuality; instead, the poem celebrates it.