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Heroine’s Journey: Learning to Work

You may remember that a while ago, I wrote a series of posts about the Fairy Tale Heroine’s Journey. I was teaching a class on fairy tales (I just finished teaching that class last month), and I realized that there … Continue reading

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Seeing Potential

I have a tendency to see things not as they are, but as they could become. Last week, I bought a chair at my local Goodwill store. It took me a while to buy it. I saw it, hesitated. Bought … Continue reading

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A Simple Diet

I decided to write this blog post because whenever I go into the bookstore, I see books on diets, most of them filled with advice that I think is actually harmful. And whenever I go on social media, I see … Continue reading

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A Luxurious Life

I was thinking recently about how luxurious my life feels, nowadays. And I wondered why it felt that way. After all, I’m a university lecturer. It’s not as though I make a lot of money, or spend a lot of … Continue reading

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Living Hypersensitive

In the last few weeks, I’ve been overwhelmed with work, which is why I’ve gotten behind on blogging. No, overwhelmed is the wrong word — I don’t get overwhelmed with the work itself, because I’m very organized. But there have … Continue reading

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Self-Doubt as Strength

I think all writers, all artists, suffer from self-doubt. We usually think of self-doubt as a problem: notice that above, I wrote “suffer from.” Those words came out automatically, because they represent how we usually think about self-doubt: as a … Continue reading

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Teaching Writing

Recently, I read an article called “Things I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach in One” by Ryan Boudinot that has been making its way around social media, prompting a lot of controversy. It … Continue reading

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