The Mantra of Margaritas

This month has been packed full of deadlines, classes and work meetings. My way of coping? Browsing through travel blogs. The beaches, mountains and cool rivers have a way of soothing my worries and insidious doubts. Will I I’ll ever publish a novel, finish my dissertation or complete my MBA? I …

The Incredible Shrinking Essay

After weeks of agonizing worry and sleepless tossing and turning  due to stress and too much caffeine, I finally turned in my last essay: the longest 15000 words ever. The night before it was due, I was significantly over my word limit,  hacking away at entire sentences with a machete.  The …

My Zombie

I’ve just finished reading Joyce Carol Oats’ novel, Zombie, and I’m reminded a little of my own frustrated boy character in TI. We have in common the subjects of madness, time and troubled protaganists who have the need or (obsession) for experimentation. But where Joyce deals with the violence of …

Lose a page, gain a blog

Well, I finally made it to blogland. I’m a little late I’ll grant, but I am eager to embrace this form and see what I can make of it. Will people find my thoughts and rants interesting? That will remain to be seen. As far as websites, they seem so …