Since early February, I have read a poem each morning as part of an assignment (really, a practice) my creative writing teacher gave to our class at the start of the semester. His stated purpose in assigning this was for us to find lessons for our writing in the work of fellow authors. I've certainly … Continue reading Wordsworth, Plant Ecology & Five Men Named Ian
Over the past few months, I've transcribed all the letters my family has that were written from my great-great-great aunt May (b. 1882) to her brother John (my great-great grandfather, who came to Chicago from Ireland in the 1890s). I had initially looked into her story four years ago when I was living in London … Continue reading Aunt May and the Blitz
One of the first things WordPress asked me to do when creating this blog was to decide on a name. Though it shouldn't have, this took me by surprise. Having decided only hours before to try writing a blog (and, frankly, not being entirely sure that this format was the best fit for my purposes), it felt … Continue reading curiosity, n.