I tried to calm the sobbing in the backseat of my car with the gentle assurance, “Don’t worry, sweetie, he’s coming back.” “But I want to see him now,” she said. I told her I understood. For a not-quite three-year-old, it can, at times, be traumatic when you’re not sure how long your daddy will … Read More
I recently spoke about bout marketing at the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) annual conference. One of the things I brought up about what I think roller derby is sorely under utilizing is the fan experience. What I mean by that is that in every other sport, you see advertising that focuses on what … Read More
I am feeling extremely grateful for my family today. While I’m far away, they have so much love to give. It’s little notes from my niece through Instagram, the videos and pictures I find from the kids a week after I’ve left Illinois, and the constant reminders they leave for me that make me feel … Read More
A visual representation of Carl Sagan’s famed ‘Pale Blue Dot’ monologue. This was too incredible not to share.
I received my first critique from my fiction class tonight, and with a simple P.S. written at the top of my paper, my professor made my heart swell bigger than I could have imagined. I remind him of Amy Hempel. If you’ve never read In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried, I encourage you … Read More