Reading Time: 2 minutes I was almost impregnated by a child molester. I can’t go into too much detail, but I will say this: it was a heterosexual-passing long-term relationship between two white people. It was socially condoned in almost every way. I could’ve become pregnant and had that baby, and everyone would’ve cheered. Luckily, that’s not what happened. […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes I thought that I had written this article before. And perhaps I have but I can’t find in my archives or it didn’t transfer over from the Skeptic Ink Network. This is in response to Dave Armstrong’s comments here below: [Him, quoting me, quoting him] Atheist anti-theist polemicist Jonathan MS Pearce wrote in his screed… As […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes The spring semester is over but my brain is still melted from it and the rest of me is burnt out too, so here’s a fun little personal essay I’d submitted elsewhere and that had been rejected (yes, that happens to even the great Dr. Jorgensen). Ruminations on identity and SFF (science fiction/fantasy) follow.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Since I’m teaching First Year Seminar this year, I’m teaching academic writing skills through a variety of assignments…but of course, this is making me reflect on when and how I first learned to write.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The pandemic is making us all rethink many things; for me, a major point of reflection is the role of community in university life, and what to do when we are without it.
Reading Time: 4 minutes When I started embarking on a path to learn more about sex education & incorporate that into my career, I thought it’d become my haven from academia. I was wrong.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Despite being badly burned out this year, I published two personal essays and had a third accepted. Here’s what I’ve learned.
Reading Time: 5 minutes As we near the end of 2020 and the first global pandemic I’ve lived through, I’m low on ideas for maintaining social and creative connections when I have no inner life.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Words on the passing of a mentor and a friend.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Some days I feel like I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up; being a writer is high on that list, but I’ve badly sabotaged myself already, for unpleasant reasons.