"Are you dreaming in their language?" A line from the recent science fiction film Arrival, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner who play a linguist and a mathematician tasked with communicating with alien visitors. The two discuss how dreaming in a language denotes that a special line of language acquisition has been crossed--the subconscious is now expressing itself … Continue reading Scripting a Dream: Authorship as Language
A brief view into the poetry writing process of my student writing group, how to deal with themes that do not fit your mood, and the resulting poem I wrote.
A meaningful gift becomes a symbol of what it means to work together as authors. As always, my students inspire me more than I could ever imagine.
I love writing competitions. I don't always love the genres I get assigned. But I'm learning to appreciate what they can teach me.
It was 11pm on the last day of September, cold black sky flecked with stars overhead. The fire crackled and snapped, sending smoke dancing through camp as Sarah, Stef, and I made dinner. It had been a long day of hiking and exploring Tahquamenon Falls and Pictured Rocks, and we were all exhausted, but happy. We had driven … Continue reading The Reason Hot Dogs Taste So Good
This morning, I'm standing on the shore of Lake Superior, eyes watering in the cold wind driving off the water. It's minutes before dawn, and my two friends and I shiver in our hooded sweatshirts, wishing we had brought gloves, but transfixed by the beauty before us. The eastern horizon glows warm gold behind a … Continue reading “You’re an author–do something!”
My reflection on finishing Deep Space Nine.
Analysis of photos as story. Plus some epic Greek poetry references.