Vacation and Reflection



I’ve spent this past week traveling in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula (for the second time this summer!) and was at times without Internet access, so I find myself behind on posts—thank you for your patience, good readers! I was able to see some beautiful scenery, eat some wonderful food, and visit the amazing Continue reading


Narrative and Memory: Clip Earrings, Cameos, and Compound Words

When I look at my dresser top every morning as I’m accessorizing (one of the best parts of the day), I see more than just an array of earrings and necklaces, bracelets and rings. I see several entwined narratives there as well, the way one of my Grandma Ruth’s cameos (cameos are arguably my favorite type of jewelry)10306183_10152886855238849_1985768928861180634_n (2) Continue reading

Fun with Scarves and Adjectives (But Where Do We Put the Commas and How Do We Tie the Scarves?)


One of my scarf owls

As fall draws ever closer, I’ve been looking for new ideas for my pretty sizable collection of scarves. I don’t have as many go-to scarf-tying ideas as I would like, and writing this post was a perfect opportunity to learn one more. An Internet search took me Continue reading

Split Infinitives and Faux Fur: When Is Something the “Right” Choice?

IMG_4103As fall grows steadily closer, my thoughts turn more and more to two things. One is the many new ideas I’m having for my fall composition classes—as well as the general excitement that starting a new quarter always brings. The other is new additions to my fall wardrobe, my favorite of which—so far—is this velvet tiger-print coat. Also, I’m not much of  Continue reading