Thoughts On Dialogues | both the fictional and non fictional kind

On Monday I shall present for my class by memory a Socratic dialogue I have written. I have always found writing new things interesting, whether it be puzzling over a new poetry forms, reorganizing preexistent phrases as seen in bookbinder poetry, or experimenting with different point of views and tenses in a scene. Writing a… Continue reading Thoughts On Dialogues | both the fictional and non fictional kind

Untitled Jazz

so this is different, but listen. the floor is underratedpeople are amazingcolorful pens are fantastic for taking biology notes and parsing latin sentences. i've never looked back. dry erase markers + mirror are handy and make a fun toythis keith green song has been stuck in my head all last weeknow my mirror is completely… Continue reading Untitled Jazz

The Box Of Possibility | thoughts on imagination, creativity, and the inspiration found within a to-go box

Imagination is magic. How could I ever doubt it? I remember those days we sat on the dirty floor of the dark classroom pouring over your iPad early in the morning every week while all the moms were busy. We would play a hundred games on that device, everything from solving puzzles and serving hamburgers… Continue reading The Box Of Possibility | thoughts on imagination, creativity, and the inspiration found within a to-go box

One Down, More to Go | novel celebrations, considerations, and introductions

Let's ignore last week. Because skipping out on blogging to go on a field trip is nothing in comparison to my news of this week. Are you ready for it? It's kina big. Just kinda. Are you ready? Okay here it is: I have finished 51. Wait. Say WHAT I'm DONE?!? ...and in the meantime… Continue reading One Down, More to Go | novel celebrations, considerations, and introductions

8.31.19 | pros to hiking at 4 a.m.

It is pitchblack and you can see the constellations The four-lane highway is empty and forgotten The air is chilly and cool The crickets are deafening You never see another soul Deer pass you The entire walk you can untangle the knotted threads in your mind At the top the valley is filled with twinkling… Continue reading 8.31.19 | pros to hiking at 4 a.m.

The Beauty of Words

Some people collect stamps. Others collect rocks or trinkets or magnets or keychains: things to remember places by or things to set on their shelf and admire. I collect words. But words aren’t quite as tangible as a rare rock or gold trophy, right? Words are almost abstract. Can you touch words? Can you taste… Continue reading The Beauty of Words

Why Kermit Is My New Best Friend + Looking On the Bright Side

I have returned! Hither from a magical land of falafels, wedding cake, and cousins. I was told I should write a story about falafels gone wrong, but unfortunately, I was absent from the kitchen when the woeful event occurred and only heard tale of it later when I was asked to step out of the… Continue reading Why Kermit Is My New Best Friend + Looking On the Bright Side

7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Painting {aka what I have learned in the last couple months}

It all started with Shakespeare. I know, I know. It's a strange place to start but that's where it all began. For almost five years I had not touched my painting supplies, partly out of fear and partly out of busyness, but in March my co-op class was studying The Taming of the Shrew, and… Continue reading 7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Painting {aka what I have learned in the last couple months}

a little post named “random”

Have you ever just wanted to write for the sake of writing? Nothing planned. Nothing plotted. After a long day of pounding out papers and scratching out math equations, just you and your thoughts winding out slowly onto the page, forming little splotches of black on white. The itch comes every once and a while… Continue reading a little post named “random”