Down for the Count

Down for the Count

Have you missed me? It’s been over a month since I’ve posted on my blog, and here’s why. I was down for the count. Whatever has been going around virally this winter found a friendly host in my chest, burrowed in and lingered for four weeks. For the...
In Touch with My Feelings

In Touch with My Feelings

My writing teacher keeps emphasizing substituting feeling language for thinking language in the personal essay I’ve been working on throughout her class. “Too cerebral,” she says. I know she’s right. I shared my piece with a good friend who...
Thank You! More Criticism, Please

Thank You! More Criticism, Please

When I first got back the personal essay I submitted during my 5-week writing-for-magazines class, I cringed at the amount of red ink covering the pages. “I’ll never get this right,” I cried inwardly. But then I remembered a comment my teacher at...