The College of William and Mary

Hey! I got accepted! I couldn’t think of a less abrupt way to open this post.  I tried. On February 10 I got the call.  Up until the graduate director actually said “the history department has selected you for admission,” I thought he was going to tell me I was waitlisted or not accepted at […]

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The Friday Muster

I wonder what’s happening with this blog.  It’s not that I’m not up to post-worthy shenanigans.  It’s not that I’m too busy to post.  It’s not that I lost all of my fingertips in a freak taxi door accident. It’s not just the blog, either; I haven’t been working on my novel, haven’t been journaling, […]

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In Spec: A Highly Sophisticated, Appellationary Rant

I’ve always thought it a terrible crime that one might say “in retrospect” when looking back upon something that’s already happened, but cannot say “in spec” when referring to something happening at present.  Of course, one can say “at present,” but that’s an entirely different phrase.  No relation to this mysterious “retrospect.”  And anyway, “at […]

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Commencement of Commencement

Want to watch me give the student commencement address/graduate from college?  Likely not (that’s okay), but just in case, the url for the live stream is here: http://www.morris.umn.edu/events/commencement/ The ceremony is tomorrow (Saturday), and starts at 1:30 p.m. Minnesota time.  I should be giving my speech about 10 minutes in, give or take.

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Awards

The reason why–in the midst of scrambling for meaning in To the Lighthouse, scrambling to find a job, and scrambling for enough sleep to get me (upright) through the next day–I keep plodding on, is because amazing things seem to keep happening, despite my frazzled mental state. I am receiving three awards from the University of […]

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Hello Again

Please listen to the provided Neil Diamond while reading.  It’s the theme song of this post. The funny thing about this blog is that when I’m not posting, it feels like I’ve been cut off from an old friend who I’m used to chatting with regularly.  And all that’s complicated in my life, or hard, […]

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Marble Memo

I think I’ve missed my window to blog about UMM’s third annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival, held on campus last weekend.  Maybe I shouldn’t admit to my short interest span in this department, but I find when I don’t blog about something right away, I lose the desire to blog about it, even if I […]

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