2022 in Review: A Job, Books, and More!

Writing my year-in-review post is always one of my favorite things to do in December, it's a great way to look back at what I've blogged, what I've read, and what I've been up to. Of course 2022 got off to a roaring start a few days early when I started my full time job … Continue reading 2022 in Review: A Job, Books, and More!

Writing in Style: Stationery Tour

I've long loved to write, and I've long had a problem with buying too many aesthetically pleasing notebooks. When I was in middle school, it was hard for me to leave Target without a notebook that inevitably would end up half filled with fictional ramblings under my bed. As I've gotten older and gotten into … Continue reading Writing in Style: Stationery Tour

Life is a Highway: A Look at America’s Interstates in “Divided Highways”

I have spent countless hours on I-70 traveling east and west through Kansas with the most miles traveled between Exit 76 at Oakley and Exit 303 leading to Manhattan during my undergrad years. I loved to set my cruise control at 80 and turn up country radio, pop on a podcast, or often I listened … Continue reading Life is a Highway: A Look at America’s Interstates in “Divided Highways”

Little House in the Ozarks: A Literary Pilgrimage

There was water in the Verdigris River when I drove over it in eastern Kansas between Yates Center and Eureka. For some reason, this surprised me, perhaps because I was so used to the dry river beds of the Smoky Hill River and the Arkansas River in the western part of the state where I … Continue reading Little House in the Ozarks: A Literary Pilgrimage