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
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”
I started my original blog, Contextualizing the Classics in the fall of 2017 when I was a junior at Kansas State University as a project for a major authors course on Louise Erdrich and Sherman Alexie. The original posts on this blog paired classic literature with a more contemporary title and offered resources to help … Continue reading Welcome to Bookishly Bright
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
Coronavirus, am I right? Last week Simmons University made the decision to extend spring break for a week and then, like many universities, to go online for the rest of the semester. Since I was already in Colorado for spring break, it looks like I'm going to stay here for the duration of the crisis.