Cowboy/Dancer/Whatever

This week I thought I would share another personal essay from Hollins. We were prompted to write about technology and had to choose between television, computers, and a third option that I don't remember, perhaps our phones. I chose to write about my television at home in Wyoming. Regularly working with footnotes in the history…

Women of Grass

Today is my mother's birthday! In honor of her birthday, I am sharing an essay I wrote while in Hollins that touched on our relationship. I do wish that I had a better throwback to share- ha! This was a period of growing pains for me and my family, as I struggled with what my…

Reflecting on Of Marbles to Bears

A photo I took in Love Library Last week I posted my personal essay, Of Marbles to Bears, which I wrote for a creative non-fiction class the fall of 2010 my Junior year at Hollins. The assignment was to choose your favorite word and then write an essay structured with an opening anecdote, an examination…

Of Marbles to Bears

This is the personal essay I wrote in the fall of 2010 for my "Creative Non-Fiction" class that made my professor, the brilliant Thorpe Moeckel, observe that I "loved sentences." He was right, I do. I have several stories and observations about this particular essay and I think next week I will share a story…

On Talking to Strangers

Each Thursday I will be pulling something from my personal writing archives to share until the archives run out! Buckle in for some poetry, short stories, personal essays, and book reviews! I thought that I would start with one of my favorite genres, personal nonfiction. I wrote this piece while studying abroad in London in…