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A tribute to my grandmother

This weekend marks the 11th anniversary of my grandmother’s death.  11 isn’t a very special number, but I’m writing this post today because last year on February 16, I was too busy to pause and reflect on how I felt. … Continue reading

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A dangerously honest post about just how badly I want to start anew

“‘Drinking when you’re depressed is like kerosene on a fire,’ I read in another self-help book at the bookstore.  What depression ever felt like a fire? I think, shoving the book back on the shelf.” – Maggie Nelson, _Bluets_ This … Continue reading

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Patti Smith at the DIA

This past weekend, Patti Smith’s Camera Solo photography exhibit opened at the Detroit Institute of Arts.  In conjunction with that, she played a show at the Detroit Film Theater, which sold out quickly.  Everyone was mad about that, so, because … Continue reading

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Why I transferred colleges, and why graduating is a REALLY BIG DEAL to me

I took a biology class at SVSU a few years ago to fulfill a general education requirement.  It met twice per week at 8 a.m., and included a lab component.  I hated it.  But I passed the class, and celebrated … Continue reading

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A Poem for the End of the World: New Year’s Day, 2012

“Write a resume of all your failures.  Now make a list of your dream jobs when you were somewhere between nine and eleven.  You know what to do.” – Mindy Nettifee Part One: Lines that don’t begin with “I never” … Continue reading

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On speaking up

“It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before, to test your limits, to break through barriers.  And the day came when the risk it took the remain tight inside the bud was more painful … Continue reading

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AWP 2012

I spent the past few days hanging out in Chicago, IL for the annual AWP conference and bookfair. I don’t even know where to start with this post because it was literally four days of literary madness.  And that madness … Continue reading

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