May 26, 2015

I was inspired by feedback on my recent workshop at Monmouth University to start a blog series "Spotlight on Jobs for English Majors." 

April 20, 2015

Have you ever met people who seem to transcend feelings of envy? No? Me neither. It’s possible to have moments of forgetting, but to leave it behind completely? That’s a tough one.

 

Envy is a byproduct of a capitalist society, in which we, its inhabitants, are poked and...

February 7, 2015

As many who know me might agree, I am someone who values peace, optimism, and accomplishment.  I seek to live and work in a way that is loving and kind to others, though I sometimes have a harder time affording such care to myself. Most nights I go to sleep feeling sat...

November 19, 2014

One of the many things I love about the work I do is that I am constantly learning from my clients. They might not know it, but in each session there is always a new insight or connection that comes up that causes me to reflect and internalize its significance. Lately...

October 14, 2014

In his essay "Faulkner and Desegregation," James Baldwin writes:

 

“Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one identity, the end of safety. And at such a moment, unable to see and not daring to imagine what...

September 24, 2014

On September 1, 2013, my husband, the cat, and I loaded up our stuff and set out from central New Jersey for Chicago. I was actually about 7 years too late. I had applied to grad school there in 2005, but didn’t get in.  Then, when I was finishing up my PhD, I applied...

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