2013 is the year of Awesome / appearances / bad behavior in public places / BOOM. / coffee / creepers / Cue the Golden Girls theme song / Doing / Embarrassing stories / Emma is very lucky / Emma's Adventures in Over-Analyzing / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's attempts at real life (failed or otherwise) / Emma's theories on what makes for Very Good Poetry / Epic Cat Battles / Fear and how to face it / Free to Be You and Me / Frills and Fancies / Gertrude Stein (feline version) / Going to eleven / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Language systems / Losing courage and other freakouts / mullings and ramblings / Mustachio'd Kitties / My meowing roommates / My nerves are bad tonight. Yes bad. / NaPoMo / New Fangled Technology and Whatnot / overthinking / perfection is boring. period. / Photography / poems / poetry / reading / readings / shameless cat photos / Statesboro / Stationary Objects and Collisions Therewith / summations / Thanks and thanks again / The Hunger Games / the poem factory / The Secret Life of Objects / thought for the day / What Emma is up to / Where You Can Find Me (Or At Least My Words) / writing life / You gotta have friends

Radio Free Gertrude

In which Emma writes about why it’s really hard for her to not bring up the formal wear store Frills and Fancies in every conversation, and also talks about her cats, duh. Continue reading

2012 / 365 / A festival of photos / bad behavior in public places / Barbecue / Creative Writing and the Web / Emma is very lucky / Emma miraculously survives another holiday / Emma's Adventures in Over-Analyzing / Facebook memes / failed or otherwise / Family Traditions / fashion / festivity / Film / flickr / Free to Be You and Me / Friendship Is Magic / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Home / hopes and dreams / instagram / Internet culture / internet fads / IRL Drama Llama / It is ON 2012 / It's the end of the world as we know it / memes / New Fangled Technology and Whatnot / New Years / Photo for the day / Photography / Pretty glimpses / Resolutions / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / Scenes from my childhood / That Was The Week That Was / The evolution of Emma / The Year of Projects / What Emma is up to / Where I Often Travel / Who The Eff Cares? / wonders and apparitions

That Was The Week That Was: Week Forty-Eight

In which Emma somehow manages to provide spoilers for her own damn blog. Continue reading

2012 / A manifesto of sorts / A teacher's education / accidental confessions / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / appearances / Art and life and love and The Big Stuff / bad behavior in public places / bright shining spots in the very much dark / COLLECT! / Corrections / creative nonfiction / disagreeable/agreeable / disappearances / DUENDE / Emily Dickinson = The Ultimate / 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 Cat Battles / EPIC FAIL / Epic Fail? EPIC WIN! / EPIC WIN / Errata / evaluations / extended metaphors / Facebook / Facebook memes / failed or otherwise / Failure Schmailure / gratitude / grief / hopes and dreams / How Emily Dickinson changed (saved?) my life / Internet culture / IRL Drama Llama / It is ON 2012 / It's the end of the world as we know it / Jellyfish / kitteh / learning / learning patience slowly / love / love poems / memes / Milestones and suchness / MLP / Movin' on / mullings and ramblings / My Little Pony / My meowing roommates / New Fangled Technology and Whatnot / nonappearances / nonfiction / Notebooks / Online culture / overthinking / perfection is boring. period. / poetry / random musings / ranting and raving / relationships / Resolutions / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / revision / Shifting metaphors / sins of commission and omission / summations / The evolution of Emma / The Great Kidney Stone Battle Royale of 2012 / the heft of cathedral tunes / The Year of Projects / thought for the day / Transparency / What Emma is up to / where are you going where have you been / wonders and apparitions

2012: The Year of Living Transparently (Part Two)

In which Emma wraps up her two-part year-in-review post and puts 2012, finally, to bed. Also there’s some important information about cats and hair accessories here. 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 / 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) / awesome / Cats in Bags / childhood ailments and other daily disasters / classroom / COLLECT! / color-coding / crafting / crafts / Creative Writing and the Web / creative writing pedagogy / creepers / education / edumacation / Emma's Awkward Adolescence / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's attempts at real life (failed or otherwise) / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / failed or otherwise / Failure Schmailure / fashion / flickr / Georgia Southern / Gertrude Stein (feline version) / Glitter (pretty version) / Going to eleven / gratuitous photos of whatnot / I really did go to a school called Our Lady of Sorrows / inspiration / instagram / Internet culture / internet fads / IRL Drama Llama / It is ON 2012 / it is ON. / kidney stones / kitteh / learning / Milestones and suchness / multi-tasking / Mustachio'd Kitties / My meowing roommates / New Fangled Technology and Whatnot / Online culture / Online literary magazines / organization / pedagogy / Perspiration? Inspiration? / Photo for the day / Photography / plans / poems / poetry / poets / re-purposing / Resolutions / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / revision / Righting Wrongs / Scenes from my childhood / schedules / Sew what / shallow thoughts on shoes and the like / shameless cat photos / Squee! / teaching / teaching writing / That Was The Week That Was / The Drama Llama / The evolution of Emma / The Great Kidney Stone Battle Royale of 2012 / The grind / The Hunger Games / The latest medical anomaly / the poem factory / the three jobs / The Year of Projects / This entry brought to you by Tender Buttons / where are you going where have you been / writing life / writing teachers / You better work

That Was The Week That Was: Week Thirty-Seven

In which Emma announces her intentions to (finally) (maybe) actually get organized and then posts a bunch of pictures of her cats sleeping and looking at things with scorn. 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

2012 / 365 / A festival of photos / A teacher's education / Academia / Academic inquiries / accidental confessions / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / All-around amazing people / bad behavior in public places / childhood ailments and other daily disasters / classroom / cool/not cool / creative nonfiction / Department of Writing and Linguistics / education / edumacation / Emma hits a wall / Emma is cursed / Emma is very lucky / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / failed or otherwise / family / Family Traditions / Film / flickr / Free to Be You and Me / Georgia / Georgia Southern / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Home / housekeeping / Inquiries into academics / inspiration / instagram / IRL Drama Llama / It is ON 2012 / kidney stones / kitteh / My meowing roommates / New Fangled Technology and Whatnot / odd comparisons and awkward metaphors / pedagogy / Photo for the day / Photography / pictorial representations / Probably quite a bit TMI / Resolutions / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / shameless cat photos / stalled / Stationary Objects and Collisions Therewith / teaching / teaching writing / Terrible unfunny puns / 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 / thought for the day / training / velociraptors / visual representations / What Emma is up to / Who The Eff Cares? / wonders and apparitions / writing community / writing teachers / [expletive deleted]

That Was The Week That Was: Week Thirty-One

In which Emma captions photos and tells some jokes that aren’t jokes because she is too tired to tell if something is actually funny or not. Continue reading

A brief break from the poetry / A teacher's education / Academia / Academic inquiries / bad behavior in public places / classroom / education / edumacation / Emma hits a wall / Emma is very lucky / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / Facebook / Facebook memes / Georgia Southern / Inquiries into academics / internet fads / introductions / learning / lists / memes / my students / New Fangled Technology and Whatnot / overthinking / q & a / questions and their answers / Tangents that should be entires on their own / teaching / teaching writing / velociraptors / What Emma is up to / writing teachers

Doing My Homework

In which Emma does her homework — as in the homework she assigned. Continue reading