Stories, Art, Food, Teaching, Travel, and the other Loves of my Life
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do / With your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day"
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
"As an undergraduate, I liked writing short stories and was happy to be in the air conditioning, rather than out banging nails in the Arizona heat. It was cool to hang out with other people who loved books and go to smarty-pants parties. But it was a teacher who took me aside, a mentor who made me strive, a writer who showed me that all my perceived faults — lying, exaggerating, daydreaming, rubbernecking — combined to make something good called a story." ~Adam Johnson
I'm a small town girl who moved to the big city. I love stories. I teach English and Creative Writing. I love to be outside, get my hands dirty, and occasionally blow things up in the kitchen. I am new to the whole "wife" thing, but I'm working on it. I'm writing a baggy monster and occasionally want to chuck my computer out the window.