Monthly Archives: April 2012

Farewell, Pep

On Friday, FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola announced that he would be stepping down from his duties at season’s end. He had hinted at it for much of the year, but it still came as something of a shock. I … Continue reading

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Trip Log: Setting Out and Rowan Oak

Setting Out 5 o’clock should not come twice in a day, even on the standard American clock. Gallantly, I decided that our journey should begin at that time – the first occurrence to be exact. It should be noted that … Continue reading

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Breakthroughs

Sometimes insomnia and a restless mind can be productive. Today it broke a month long drought for me so I thought I would share two very different conversations that are going on in my head right now. http://cassandracracks.blogspot.com/2012/04/invocation.html http://cassandracracks.blogspot.com/2012/04/future.html

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A Brief Reflection on My Visit to Shiloh

[Over the last week, I, along with my father and my best friend, have been slogging my way through Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia, visiting a handful of Civil War battlefields. It’s been a little busy to write, but I’ve done … Continue reading

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Problems with Poetry Papers

The problem with writing poetry papers is of course, the poetry.  This may seem strange. I’m a voracious poetry reader. I love the stuff. It’s my favorite form of connection between the mind and the soul. Nonetheless, poetry papers are … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

Today marks a series of transition events. We are officially two months (61 days) from the wedding. I am beginning my last week of undergraduate classes at Baylor. The world is changing but unlike Frodo, I am glad to live … Continue reading

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There and Back Again: A shopper’s tale

I have remarkable luck with clothing- it’s a statistical fact. Thrift stores seem to like me as do clearance racks. My roommate comments that I always go for the “old woman stores” but admits too that she’s never seen me … Continue reading

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