accidental confessions / bongos / carma / childhood ailments and other daily disasters / Embarrassing stories / Emma is cursed / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's attempts at real life (failed or otherwise) / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / Epic / events / family / Fear and how to face it / How the iPhone changed my life / ill omens / Invasion of the Poetsnatchers / Losing courage and other freakouts / medical curiosities / My meowing roommates / NOT COOL. / odd comparisons and awkward metaphors / On being a poet / Probably quite a bit TMI / The Drama Llama / The evolution of Emma / where are you going where have you been

Dr. Strangedrugs, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying Because I Forgot What I Was Worried About (Part Two)

Here’s the second part of the story I started last week. There are bongos in this part. Continue reading

accidental confessions / bongos / carma / childhood ailments and other daily disasters / Embarrassing stories / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's attempts at real life (failed or otherwise) / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / Epic / events / family / Fear and how to face it / How the iPhone changed my life / learning / Losing courage and other freakouts / medical curiosities / My meowing roommates / pictorial representations / Tangents that should be entires on their own / The Drama Llama / The evolution of Emma / The latest medical anomaly / visual representations / where are you going where have you been

Dr. Strangedrugs, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying Because I Forgot What I Was Worried About (Part One)

In which Emma talks about that time she went blind while driving. And then there were bongos. Continue reading

2012 / 365 / A manifesto of sorts / A teacher's education / Academia / Academic inquiries / accidental confessions / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / appearances / Art and life and love and The Big Stuff / Artist's Renditions / bad behavior in public places / bright shining spots in the very much dark / Chchchchanges / COLLECT! / cool/not cool / Corrections / creative nonfiction / De-Facebooking / definitions / disagreeable/agreeable / disappearances / DUENDE / education / edumacation / Emma is very lucky / Emma miraculously survives another holiday / Emma's Adventures in Over-Analyzing / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's attempts at real life (failed or otherwise) / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / EPIC FAIL / Epic Fail? EPIC WIN! / EPIC WIN / Errata / evaluations / extended metaphors / Facebook / Facebook memes / failed or otherwise / Failure Schmailure / False Dichotomies / How the iPhone changed my life / instagram / Internet culture / internet fads / IRL Drama Llama / It is ON 2012 / It's the end of the world as we know it / Live-Tweeting / memes / mullings and ramblings / multi-tasking / my students / New Fangled Technology and Whatnot / random musings / ranting and raving / re-purposing / Resolutions / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / revision / summations / The evolution of Emma / The Year of Projects / Transparency / what I don't write about / where are you going where have you been / Where I Often Travel / Where You Can Find Me (Or At Least My Words) / wonders and apparitions / writing and not writing

2012: The Year of Living Transparently (PART ONE)

In which Emma offers the first part of her two-part year-end wrap up. Also there’s probably a metaphor in here that goes on for way too long. Continue reading

2012 / 365 / A festival of photos / A teacher's education / Academia / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / Art and life and love and The Big Stuff / awesome / color-coding / disappearances / education / edumacation / Emma is very lucky / Emma miraculously survives another holiday / flickr / gratitude / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Hipstamatic / Home / How the iPhone changed my life / Inquiries into academics / inspiration / instagram / Internet culture / internet fads / It is ON 2012 / Mr. Turkey / Photo for the day / Photography / Resolutions / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / Squee! / teaching / teaching writing / Thanks and thanks again / That Was The Week That Was / The Journal of Seven Year Old Emily Bolden / The Year of Projects / Turkeys are squooshy?! / What Emma is up to / Where I Often Travel / wonders and apparitions / writing room / writing teachers

That Was The Week That Was: Week Forty-Three

A belated but grateful photo recap. Continue reading

2012 / 365 / A festival of photos / accidental confessions / aesthetic theory / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / appearances / bad behavior in public places / bright shining spots in the very much dark / Department of Writing and Linguistics / drafts / Emma hits a wall / Emma is very lucky / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's attempts at real life (failed or otherwise) / Epic Cat Battles / EPIC FAIL / Epic Fail? EPIC WIN! / EPIC WIN / Film / flickr / Free to Be You and Me / Friendship Is Magic / Georgia / Georgia Southern / Going to eleven / graduate school / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Hipstamatic / hopes and dreams / How the iPhone changed my life / inspiration / instagram / INTENSE / Internet culture / internet fads / It is ON 2012 / it is ON. / kitteh / learning / lolcats / Mustachio'd Kitties / My meowing roommates / Perspiration? Inspiration? / Photo for the day / Photography / poem challenge / poem for the day / poems / poetry / poets / reading / readings / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / shameless cat photos / Squee! / Thanks and thanks again / The grind / the poem factory / where are you going where have you been / writing community / writing life

That Was The Week That Was: Week Forty-One

In which Emma is tired and skips the intro. Continue reading

2012 / A festival of photos / A teacher's education / Academia / accidental confessions / Adrienne Rich / aesthetic theory / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / awesome / bad behavior in public places / Bad girls and good girls gone bad / candy / cartoons / Chchchchanges / COLLECT! / Creative Writing and the Web / creative writing pedagogy / Deliciousness / education / edumacation / Emma is very lucky / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's attempts at real life (failed or otherwise) / EPIC WIN / evaluations / events / eyebrows / Fan Girl / Fear and how to face it / Fish have bad intentions. / flickr / Free to Be You and Me / Friendship Is Magic / Georgia / Gertrude Stein (feline version) / Going to eleven / gratuitous photos of whatnot / hopes and dreams / How the iPhone changed my life / inspiration / instagram / INTENSE / Internet culture / internet fads / It is ON 2012 / it is ON. / kawaii / kitteh / Lana Del Rey / learning / lists / Milestones and suchness / MLP / music / Mustachio'd Kitties / My Little Pony / My meowing roommates / New Fangled Technology and Whatnot / nom nom nom / Online culture / pedagogy / Photo for the day / Photography / pictorial representations / poems / poetry / Poetry Rock Stars / poetry superheroes / poets / readings / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / shameless cat photos / Squee! / Swamp Monsters / Teacher Texts / teaching / teaching writing / That Was The Week That Was / The Burning Swamp Reading Series / The evolution of Emma / The Secret Life of Objects / The Thoughts of a Poetry Fan Girl / Turkeys are squooshy?! / visual representations / What Emma is up to / where are you going where have you been / White Board / Winter tries to kill me / wonders and apparitions / You gotta have friends

That Was The Week That Was: Week Thirty-Nine

In which I describe the intensity of the most intense week I’ve ever had EVER (NOTE: actual intensity of said most intense week is not guaranteed). Continue reading

2012 / 365 / A festival of photos / A teacher's education / Academia / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / All-around amazing people / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / awesome / bad behavior in public places / Brief Updating / classroom / Creative Writing and the Web / creative writing pedagogy / creepers / Department of Writing and Linguistics / education / edumacation / Emma is very lucky / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / Fiction / Film / flickr / Found art / Free to Be You and Me / Georgia Southern / Going to eleven / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Groups Who Do Good Work / How the iPhone changed my life / inspiration / instagram / Internet culture / It is ON 2012 / learning / META / multi-tasking / Mustachio'd Kitties / My meowing roommates / Online culture / pedagogy / Perspiration? Inspiration? / Photo for the day / Photography / poems / poetry / poets / reading / Resolutions / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / shameless cat photos / Some Groups Who Do Good Work / summations / teaching / teaching writing / the lyric essay / The Year of Projects / What Emma is up to / writing life / writing teachers / You better work

That Was The Week That Was: Week Thirty-Eight

In which Emma realizes that the world just looks better through Instagram. Continue reading

2012 / 365 / A brief break from the poetry / A festival of photos / A manifesto of sorts / A teacher's education / accidental confessions / aesthetic theory / Alabama School of Fine Arts / Art and life and love and The Big Stuff / Bizarre associations and other odd tendencies / Corrections / education / edumacation / Emma's Awkward Adolescence / Emma's Adventures in Over-Analyzing / EPIC FAIL / Epic Fail? EPIC WIN! / failed or otherwise / Failure Schmailure / False Dichotomies / Fear and how to face it / Film / flickr / gratuitous photos of whatnot / hopes and dreams / How the iPhone changed my life / I really did go to a school called Our Lady of Sorrows / Inquiries into academics / inspiration / instagram / It is ON 2012 / learning / learning patience slowly / Losing courage and other freakouts / mullings and ramblings / overthinking / perfection is boring. period. / Perspiration? Inspiration? / Photo for the day / Photography / pictorial representations / poems / poetry / random musings / Recharging the mental batteries / Sarah Lawrence College / Scenes from my childhood / The evolution of Emma / The Journal of Seven Year Old Emily Bolden / thought for the day / visual representations / what I don't write about / Who The Eff Cares? / writing life

“What Would Give Me Pleasure in My Average Moments”

In which Emma makes the huge confession that she likes to take pictures, and not just with words. Shhhh. Continue reading

2012 / A festival of photos / A teacher's education / awesome / bad behavior in public places / bright shining spots in the very much dark / classroom / crafting / crafts / Deliciousness / disagreeable/agreeable / education / edumacation / Emma is very lucky / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's attempts at real life (failed or otherwise) / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / evaluations / Film / flickr / Found art / Going to eleven / gratuitous photos of whatnot / How the iPhone changed my life / instagram / It is ON 2012 / kawaii / kidney stones / learning patience slowly / Movin' on / multi-tasking / My meowing roommates / New Fangled Technology and Whatnot / pedagogy / Perspiration? Inspiration? / Photo for the day / Photography / publishing / publishing (or not publishing / reading / readings / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / shameless cat photos / Squee! / submissions / summations / teaching / teaching writing / That Was The Week That Was / The Drama Llama / The Great Kidney Stone Battle Royale of 2012 / The latest medical anomaly / The Year of Projects / What Emma is up to / where are you going where have you been / wonders and apparitions / writing life / writing teachers / zakka

That Was The Week That Was: Week Thirty-Four

In which Emma does the picture thing again. Continue reading

A festival of photos / A teacher's education / awesome / bad behavior in public places / bright shining spots in the very much dark / childhood ailments and other daily disasters / cool/not cool / Creative Writing and the Web / Dad / disagreeable/agreeable / education / edumacation / Emma hits a wall / Emma is cursed / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / EPIC FAIL / Epic Fail? EPIC WIN! / family / Fear and how to face it / Going to eleven / How the iPhone changed my life / ill omens / instagram / Internet culture / internet fads / IRL Drama Llama / kidney stones / learning / learning patience slowly / lists / memes / Mission to Make Emma Cool / multi-tasking / New Fangled Technology and Whatnot / Online culture / Photo for the day / Poor decisions / ranting and raving / stalled / Stationary Objects and Collisions Therewith / teaching / teaching writing / The Drama Llama / The Great Kidney Stone Battle Royale of 2012 / The Head Trauma Drama Llama / The latest medical anomaly / thought for the day / velociraptors / What Emma is up to / where are you going where have you been

The Great Kidney Stone War of 2012: Battle Eastwood

In which Emma advocates for a new Web sport: Extreme Eastwooding. Continue reading