Book Review: “The Atlantic Sound” by Caryl Phillips

This was another book I read for my Readings in Global Literature class last semester. This one isn't a novel. It's part travel, part history book, and covers several trips the author made in order to study the African diaspora and look for global community among blacks. Even if that topic is of no interest to you,... Continue Reading →

Curtain Close. Take a Bow. Spring Semester’s over now!

Done. And considering my sweet little complication this semester, I think I did a pretty good job. Not that I'm taking sole credit for that. My husband ran me back and forth to every class, my mother-in-law encouraged me and proofread my writing, most of my professors were sweet and sympathetic to the challenges I had... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

My "Readings in Global Literature" class was not at all what I expected it to be. The literature chosen for class focused mostly on the transatlantic slave trade. There is nothing wrong with this at all, and I learned so much, but when I read the course description I thought we would be reading novels from... Continue Reading →

Halfway There

Tah-Dah! We are twenty weeks people (twenty-one by the time this posts), and therefore halfway through this thing called pregnancy! My morning sickness is almost completely gone! I'm finally starting to gain weight. I stuff my face with spinach, eggs, and avocados. I still have an aversion to butter (most dairy actually), toast, and white flour tortillas.... Continue Reading →

March Reading Summary

My blogposts tend to be pretty random in content. I started with a ton of poetry which slowly morphed into a sort of random-anecdotes-from-my-life thing. I sometimes think I blog mostly just to exercise my writing muscles, and I'm thankful for anybody who takes the time to read my random blatherings. With Little Baby on the way,... Continue Reading →

Being Brave and Letting Go

Brave art is beautiful art. My husband reminded me of this after I bemoaned the increasing number personal elements that seem to be creeping their way into the short story I'm handing in for my Fiction Writing class. About an hour ago, I finished my third draft and had so much of my own self and struggles leaking... Continue Reading →

Perfect Timing

While my pregnancy was a planned pregnancy, it was still a shock to me. I just figured it wouldn't happen when it did, and while it's still overwhelming at times, it's become just another one of those times in my life where I can see how perfect God's plans are when we submit to his... Continue Reading →

Quick First Trimester Recap

It sucked. It still does some days, but I've gotten enough of a lift to feel like my body is on the mend. My husband and I have gone out to dinner and taken a trip to Ikea in the past few weeks, something that would have been unthinkable a week before. It wasn't long after... Continue Reading →

Tiny Dancer

It started with the flu then turned into a cold then became vomiting three days before I could miss my period. We took the first test five days early. It was negative. I cried. Then it was the day my period was due and I'm fudging my way through my French final in the seat closest... Continue Reading →

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