Greetings from Boston

I am an expatriate no longer. With decidedly mixed feelings, I'm back in old, familiar territory, made unfamiliar again after many years' absence, and especially after five years in England. This month = a lot of big changes and milestones, so stay tuned for musings, lists, and too-long rambling blogs.

Intertextuality + Gilmore Girls, Ep 6

Rory’s Birthday Parties (Original air date: November 9, 2000) With a pile of my own Rory Gilmore-like studying and writing done, I can indulge in the recapping of more Gilmore episodes as if I were plundering and pillaging a grocery store on a date with Jason Stiles. We pick up with Rory’s Birthday Parties, which is…

No update this week!

I'm not only handing in the hardbound copy of my thesis after the final line-edit and corrections, but I'm flying to 'Murrica for one of the biggest conferences in my field, and it's going to be a joyfully insane madhouse. We'll return at our regularly scheduled time next week, darlings. But I left the kettle…

Writing Retreat 2.0.2

Or however you would title Part Two of Retreat 2.0. My 10-day multi-themed approach to plowing through my to-do list is drawing to a close this weekend, and I've written a lot of words, sent a lot of e-mails, and had some spectacular meals and beverages. More themes include.... New Age Wankery Over the years,…

Writing Retreat: The Follow-Up + 2.0

Four writers. Three days. Two nights. One huge table. Countless cups of tea and coffee, countless glasses of wine and prosecco. We did it all. We retreated the fuck outa our writing retreat! What went according to plan: the writing, the food/meals, and the setting. Like, all of this was above and beyond. We went…

Sudyblr and Studyspo Stuff

Ah, yes, I’m as hooked on Studyblr and Studygram and Studyspo things as the rest of you out there cradling your bullet journals in your arms.     And it’s not just that the beautiful pictures of neatly organized pens and careful notes for class are so deeply soothing, either. It’s actually proved quite helpful…

Writing Retreat

This weekend, we’re doing it. We have the spot. We’ve planned the menus, and arranged the carpools. It’s Writing Retreat Time! Whether it’s called a Night/Day/Weekend of Writing Dangerously (per NaNoWriMo) or Shut Up and Write (a la The Thesis Whisperer) is incidental. I’ve done a variety of these writing camps/retreats over the years, some…