Monthly Archives: October 2016

The pursuit of change

Change: a word that, for me, is synonymous with happiness.  While others seek stability and routine, I find myself repelled by the idea of predictability.  By making rash and sometimes imprudent decisions, I find within myself the will to go … Continue reading

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The subjectivity of art

At what point do critiques of a piece of writing cease to matter?  Like all art, poetry and prose are similarly subjective beings.  What’s pleasing to one is not necessarily so to another.

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And time trickles on

The assignments plunked down like a sudden freak hailstorm.  For weeks, I had wondered about this grad school experience.  At University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where I did my first Masters, we had a plethora of things assigned to us … Continue reading

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Meet the (Irish) Parents

This past weekend was a whirlwind of faces: parents, a brother, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, cousins twice removed.  The Irish family, as I’ve come to experience first-hand, is extensive and close knit.  Coming from a place where I maybe … Continue reading

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