I’m not good at writing endings. I get comments in workshop all the time. “The endings came so quick.” “Give us more at the end, take your time with it.” “It feels rushed.” It’s the first thing I look at in revision. So let’s see how well this ending goes. I had half of a … Continue reading A Semester With Open Endings
Finals week is fast approaching and I feel like I need to mention one more time, that this has been a really weird semester. Somedays the weirdness hits a little harder than others, especially now that we're going to be having our first Remote Finals Week. It's odd. I don't think I'll be having late … Continue reading A Change in Finals Pressure
I live in a condo association with my mom and sister. So I don't have the backyard and deck that I used to have in our house. I don't have a place to hangout outside while still being in quarantine. The closest we have is our sunroom, which just isn't the same as a grassy … Continue reading Alone Time in Isolation
It's the end of the semester, and I should be working on a research paper right now. But I looked out my window and watching a squirrel walk down the sidewalk. And I was jealous. Nothing is stopping me from going outside, taking Loki, and going on a long walk around my neighborhood. It's definitely … Continue reading Afraid of New Normalcy and Stray Bread
I'm definitely thinking too far ahead and it's definitely going to send me into a little bit of a spiral. But, when in quarantine, am I right? I'm nervous for the summer. For what's going to happen in the upcoming months. Hell, I'm nervous for next fall semester. I'm nervous for large philosophical reasons and … Continue reading Disjointed Thoughts About What’s Next
I live in a two bedroom condo with two people and our lovely little Loki. I live with my mother and middle sister, who's girlfriend is staying with us during the COVID-19 quarantine. So that's, four people and a dog, in a place with three rooms. I share the master bedroom with my sister, since … Continue reading When a “Work Space” Doesn’t Exist
Sometimes you just need to bake and cook everything in your kitchen to forget about the global pandemic. Thanks to Tik Tok, whipped coffee has been a sweeping trend. Self-isolaters everywhere exploring this new coffee drink. The trick with this is instant coffee. Grounds don't work. Take equal amounts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water … Continue reading Stress Baking *Now in Quarantine*
I don't know how many hours I worked the first week back to "online school", but I know I worked 23 hours in the first two days and 14 on the first day alone. It was a lot. By the time Friday rolled around I was exhausted. There were two major assignments due on Friday … Continue reading Two Weeks of Quarantine and Online Classes
Remember those commercials from the Truth campaign? The one who’s mission, when I was a kid, was to end cigarette smoking and teens? That one. Late in my adolescence, there was a shift from cigarettes to e-cigarettes and vapes. Now when I find myself on TeenNick late at night, reminiscing about shows like Drake and … Continue reading Truthometer: Did Juul Advertise on Children’s Websites?
Here’s another complicated tale. Is Juul marketing to teenagers? Even when they say no, are their methods of marketing still eyecatching to young people? Juul Labs Inc. is currently being sued by the state of Massachusetts; which is the fourth state to file a lawsuit against the vaping company. Massachusetts is suing with the allegation … Continue reading What’s Really Going on With Juul’s Marketing Allegations?