Curiosity Cat Scan

Over the last few days, I've been going through an online course led by author Elizabeth Gilbert titled, What is Creative Living? After watching a few inspiring videos, the first assignment was to conduct a "curiosity CT scan," in which I was to conduct a brief, 20-minute analysis of my mind, identify anything shiny that caught my attention,... Continue Reading →

Facing the Answers

On the introvert-extrovert scale, I am the text book example of the socially less-desirable end. I'm one of those strange creatures that retreats to the back room in the middle of parties, reads encyclopedias for fun, and doesn't seem to have much to say. I like being alone. I enjoy sitting in silence, wandering through... Continue Reading →

Structure and Fluidity

I have always been drawn to poetry. The juxtaposition of eloquent wording with an architectural form is a comfort. This coziness extends from classics like W. H. Auden, Rilke, and Pablo Neruda to modern favorites like Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, and Ellen Bass. The same goes for bold lines and organic forms: a bright rose... Continue Reading →

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