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notes from a creative writing PhD candidate

on running, on literature, on noticing

This blog began with a focus on literature.  Lately it’s turned to another, newer passion of mine: long distance running. I spent some time this week thinking–while plodding along on my new favorite … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

on eating animals: chef anthony bourdain, novelist jonathan safran foer, and ultrarunner scott jurek

In college I had a crush on a long-haired, Birkenstock-wearing guy who let everyone who would listen know he was a proud vegan.  This man was attractive to me for many reasons, but … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

the 2015 north face endurance challenge (D.C.): race review

Months ago I signed up for The North Face Endurance Challenge series in Washington, D.C.  TNFEC is held all over North America, with races in New York, Utah, Wisconsin, California … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

teaching food studies: article/essay hits and misses

This past semester I moved up the academic ranks from teaching First Year Composition to Advanced Composition, where I have a bit more freedom in regards to selecting texts.  Since … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

PhDelicious: baked jalepeño peppers

As you may know, I’m a runner, but I’m also a cheese enthusiast.  (Perhaps I need to run long distances because I eat so much cheese?  Hmm.)  I also love … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

six month hiatus: from adjunct to term faculty to PhD student

It’s been half a year since I last posted on my blog–far too long, really, and I can’t believe I’ve fallen into such a rut in regards to posting on … Continue reading

April 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

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