Category Archives: writing

The Other Business

This past week has been kind of momentous for my writing. On Sunday I got word that my essay “When Your Rape Doesn’t Count” has been accepted for the upcoming book Queering Sexual Violence, pending revisions the editor and I have yet to discuss. It’s been a while since I’ve had anything published, and this will be my first time to be published in an actual book. This inspired me to look at recent calls for academic essays, and I found one that’s kind of…

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.poetry update

New in .poetry: “Carlos” and, sadly, there is a story to go with this one. Last night I got an e-mail about local events coming up in Toledo from an e-mail list I never signed up for.  Since it’s at least more relevant to me than the other spam I get, I checked it out, only to find one of the events listed for this Saturday is a memorial reading for Rane Arroyo.  Rane Arroyo was my poetry professor at the University of Toledo, and…

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Speak to me in a language I can hear

I’m still thirty-three for a couple of more hours. Shaddup. The Goddess blessed me today with a warm and sunny day. I was even able to hold class outside for the first time this calendar year, and I’ve got my window open as I type this up. As I normally do, I’ve spent much of my birthday in meditation, thinking about this past year and all the changes that have happened. Between Mom and I having health problems, Aunt Jo’s death, and all the changes…

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Growing

It would figure that after getting back to a regular blogging schedule last month, I’d go nearly the entire month this month without posting anything. Given that I need to change to a new content system for the .org now that Blogger is ending FTP support (I’m assuming I’ll have to install WordPress, or rather bribe someone into installing it for me), this is doubly disturbing. My Spring Break started today, though — as usual in Toledo, with several inches of snow on the ground…

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Murphy’s Law

(Happy 42nd wedding anniversary to my parents today.) When my most recent order came in from Amazon, included in all the special offers that Amazon packs into everything was a deal on business cards. I’ve needed new business cards here for a while (I don’t get any from MCCC because I’m only an adjunct there), but I’d been kind of hesitant to go out and get new card stock from OfficeMax to use with my printer for some reason. In order to get the special…

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