2012 / 365 / A festival of photos / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / Another summer in a winter town / Art and life and love and The Big Stuff / Brief Updating / bright shining spots in the very much dark / childhood ailments and other daily disasters / creative nonfiction / DUENDE / Emma hits a wall / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / failed or otherwise / Film / flickr / Gertrude Stein (feline version) / gratuitous photos of whatnot / ill omens / instagram / IRL Drama Llama / multi-tasking / My meowing roommates / nonappearances / nonfiction / NOT COOL. / On the book and putting it together / Perspiration? Inspiration? / Photo for the day / Photography / pictorial representations / poems / poetry / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / revision / shameless cat photos / Squee! / stalled / The Drama Llama / The grind / The latest medical anomaly / The Year of Projects / velociraptors / visual representations / What Emma is up to / White Board / writing life / writing room

That Was The Week That Was: Week Twenty-Seven

In which Emma review the week and offers a pictorial representation of what it feels like to have kidney stones. Continue reading

2012 / 365 / 8th graders / A festival of photos / A manifesto of sorts / A teacher's education / Academia / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / Another summer in a winter town / Art and life and love and The Big Stuff / bad behavior in public places / Bad girls and good girls gone bad / books / bright shining spots in the very much dark / classroom / Corrections / creative nonfiction / creative writing pedagogy / definitions / drafts / DUENDE / education / edumacation / Emma hits a wall / Emma is very lucky / Emma's Awkward Adolescence / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / Failure Schmailure / Fear and how to face it / Film / flickr / Free to Be You and Me / Friendship Is Magic / Gertrude Stein (feline version) / Going to eleven / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Happy accidents / I really did go to a school called Our Lady of Sorrows / inspiration / instagram / It is ON 2012 / learning / learning patience slowly / Lorrie Moore / love / mullings and ramblings / My meowing roommates / My nerves are bad tonight. Yes bad. / no words / nonfiction / Photo for the day / Photography / Probably quite a bit TMI / random musings / re-purposing / reading / readings / Recharging the mental batteries / Resolutions / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / revision / Scenes from my childhood / stalled / Tangents that should be entires on their own / teaching / teaching writing / That Was The Week That Was / The evolution of Emma / The grind / The latest medical anomaly / The Summer of Lorrie Moore / The Year of Projects / thought for the day / Thoughts of a Nonfiction Fan Girl / What Emma is up to / wonders and apparitions / writing life

That Was The Week That Was: Week Twenty-Six

In which Emma does some heavy thinking and then shows some pictures. Continue reading

2012 / 365 / A festival of photos / A teacher's education / Academia / Academic inquiries / Bizarre associations and other odd tendencies / books / childhood ailments and other daily disasters / classroom / cool/not cool / disagreeable/agreeable / disappearances / education / edumacation / Emma hits a wall / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / Fiction / fiction smiction / Film / flickr / Found art / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Huffy Henry hid the day away / ill omens / influences / inspiration / instagram / It is ON 2012 / Lana Del Ray / learning / learning patience slowly / Losing courage and other freakouts / NOT COOL. / pedagogy / Photo for the day / Photography / plans / plot / project runway / reading / readings / research / Resolutions / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / revision / Sarah Lawrence College / Squee! / stalled / summations / Summer School / Tangents that should be entires on their own / teaching / teaching writing / That Was The Week That Was / The Drama Llama / The evolution of Emma / The latest medical anomaly / The Year of Projects / training / What Emma is up to / wonders and apparitions / writing life / writing space / writing teachers

That Was The Week That Was: Week Nineteen

In which Emma fights through her death plague to post her photos of the week. Continue reading

2012 / 365 / A festival of photos / A teacher's education / Academia / Academic inquiries / accidental confessions / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / bad behavior in public places / book reviews / books / COLLECT! / disappearances / education / edumacation / Emma hits a wall / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / Fear and how to face it / flickr / Georgia / instagram / It is ON 2012 / kitteh / learning / learning patience slowly / Mustachio'd Kitties / My meowing roommates / NaPoWriMo / Perspiration? Inspiration? / Photo for the day / Photography / reading / readings / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / shameless cat photos / Shifting metaphors / Squee! / summations / teaching / teaching writing / The evolution of Emma / The grind / The Year of Projects / velociraptors / What Emma is up to / writing and not writing / writing community / writing life / writing teachers

That Was The Week That Was: Week Sixteen

In which Emma attempts to distract you from her tardiness with a picture of a cute kitten. Continue reading

2012 / 365 / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / awesome / creepers / Emma hits a wall / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's attempts at real life (failed or otherwise) / Epic Cat Battles / eyebrows / Fan Girl / flickr / Free to Be You and Me / Georgia / Gertrude Stein (feline version) / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Happy accidents / hopes and dreams / instagram / IRL Drama Llama / It is ON 2012 / learning / learning patience slowly / Losing courage and other freakouts / Mustachio'd Kitties / My meowing roommates / NaPoWriMo / nonfiction / Perspiration? Inspiration? / Photo for the day / Photography / poem for the day / Poem of the Day! / poems / poetry / random musings / reading / readings / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / shameless cat photos / Squee! / stalled / summations / That Was The Week That Was / The grind / The Hunger Games / the poem factory / The Year of Projects / Thoughts of a Nonfiction Fan Girl / What Emma is up to / writing and not writing / writing life

That Was The Week That Was: Week Fourteen

In which Emma reviews the week in which she almost quit NaPoWriMo and both of her cats lost their furry little minds. Continue reading

A teacher's education / accidental confessions / All-around amazing people / Art and life and love and The Big Stuff / bad behavior in public places / Bizarre associations and other odd tendencies / bright shining spots in the very much dark / cartoons / Chantel Acevedo / classroom / controlled burns / creative nonfiction / criticism / Cue the Golden Girls theme song / disagreeable/agreeable / disappearances / drafts / Ear Worms / edumacation / Emma hits a wall / Emma is very lucky / Emma's theories on what makes for A Very Good Poetry Submission / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's theories on what makes for Very Good Poetry / EPIC FAIL / Epic Fail? EPIC WIN! / EPIC WIN / Errata / evaluations / failed or otherwise / Failure Schmailure / Fear and how to face it / Fight the power! / Friendship Is Magic / ill omens / influences / inspiration / It is ON 2012 / Knottery / Lana Del Ray / learning / learning patience slowly / Losing courage and other freakouts / Macbeth doth murder sleep / Movin' on / mullings and ramblings / music / My addiction to terrible television / nonfiction / odd comparisons and awkward metaphors / perfection is boring. period. / Perspiration? Inspiration? / plans / poetry / Probably quite a bit TMI / publishing / publishing (or not publishing / random musings / ranting and raving / re-purposing / Recharging the mental batteries / revision / Shifting metaphors / submissions / Tangents that should be entires on their own / teaching / teaching writing / Thanks and thanks again / The evolution of Emma / where are you going where have you been / wonders and apparitions / writing and not writing / writing community / writing life / writing teachers / You gotta have friends

Koopa Troopin’

In which Emma develops a metaphor out of the original Super Mario Brothers game. Continue reading

bad behavior in public places / Bad girls and good girls gone bad / books / creative nonfiction / Emily Dickinson = The Ultimate / Emma hits a wall / Emma's Awkward Adolescence / Epic Fail? EPIC WIN! / extended metaphors / Facebook / failed or otherwise / Failure Schmailure / False Dichotomies / Fear and how to face it / Fiction / fiction smiction / Free to Be You and Me / Friendship Is Magic / graduate school / gratuitous photos of whatnot / hopes and dreams / I really did go to a school called Our Lady of Sorrows / learning / literary practical jokes / living without linebreaks / mullings and ramblings / nonappearances / perfection is boring. period. / Photo for the day / poetry / poets / Probably quite a bit TMI / publishing / publishing (or not publishing / reading / readings / Recharging the mental batteries / Shifting metaphors / submissions / The evolution of Emma / The Thoughts of a Poetry Fan Girl / Thoughts of a Nonfiction Fan Girl / writing and not writing / Writing Anew / writing life

Poetry and I: A Sordid Love Story

In which Emma describes her sordid affair with Poetry. Continue reading

A brief break from the poetry / A festival of photos / A teacher's education / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / appearances / bad behavior in public places / childhood ailments and other daily disasters / cool/not cool / Corrections / disagreeable/agreeable / disappearances / Emma hits a wall / Emma is cursed / Emma's Awkward Adolescence / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's attempts at real life (failed or otherwise) / Failure Schmailure / gratuitous photos of whatnot / ill omens / It is ON 2011 / learning patience slowly / Nevermind / nonappearances / NOT COOL. / Notes to Gentle Reader / Probably quite a bit TMI / Promises promises / stalled / Stationary Objects and Collisions Therewith / The Drama Llama / The evolution of Emma / What Emma is up to / Winter tries to kill me / writing and not writing / [expletive deleted]

Hi.

Hi. It’s me again, getting all up in your computer screen’s grill to apologize profusely for disappearing and swear it will never ever ever happen again until, well, the next time it happens. Continue reading

A brief break from the poetry / A festival of photos / A teacher's education / Academia / Academic inquiries / Bizarre associations and other odd tendencies / cartoons / classroom / Confessional Literature / Confessionalism / creative writing pedagogy / education / edumacation / Emma hits a wall / pedagogy / Stick Figure Pedagogy / Stick figures ARE art / teaching / teaching writing

“Speed it up a notch, speed, grunt, no, strength …”

In which Emma takes. A. BREAK. Continue reading

A manifesto of sorts / Adrienne Rich / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / Art and life and love and The Big Stuff / Bizarre associations and other odd tendencies / DUENDE / Emma hits a wall / Emma's theories on what makes for Very Good Poetry / Going to eleven / hopes and dreams / mullings and ramblings / My nerves are bad tonight. Yes bad. / odd comparisons and awkward metaphors / perfection is boring. period. / Perspiration? Inspiration? / random musings / ranting and raving / re-purposing / Recharging the mental batteries / Shifting metaphors / stalled / the heft of cathedral tunes / the poem factory / The Secret Life of Objects / thought for the day / Uncategorized / where are you going where have you been / wonders and apparitions / writing and not writing / writing life

On Not Writing (Again).

In which Emma further ruminates on the process of not writing rather than writing, and offers a series of metaphors. Continue reading