So this is grad school. Part 1…

Let me preface this by say I scored a one hundred - perfect - on this particular entry. I didn't know what that hell to do or say, so I had a little fun with it:Assignment: Read “Suzi Writes a Poem” by Jessica Helen Lopez starting on Page 20 of Huizache. If this poem were … Continue reading So this is grad school. Part 1…

Super Bowl, Take 50…

Here we are again, sports fans! The biggest day of the year for the NFL. Who will walk away the ultimate champions of the world?That's today? You mean I missed football season again this year? Well, crap...No, I'm not a big fan. Never have been. In fact, most days I've tried to watch the big … Continue reading Super Bowl, Take 50…

The great conversation

I spent the morning engaged in a long lost art: letter writing, to an old friend. Life may have long ago parted our paths, but we stay in touch nonetheless. She's one of those who pushed me to start writing again, even when I was certain I had packed away my pen for good. She … Continue reading The great conversation

Feeling worn…

So today I turned in my first creative writing submission at grad school. Twenty-five pages. Two full days of editing and revising, my red pen playing harbinger of dead words. I started banging out copy not long after the new year. I wrote probably the first 8-10 pages over the course of two weeks, finding … Continue reading Feeling worn…

Monkey business…

OK. I'm fucking 43. When I bought this ticket, I wasn't even asked for ID. The twerp behind the window in his bulletproof sales counter didn't even ask my age. He just doled it out like it was the least he could do to help an old bastard enjoy his movie experience.Oddly, just a few … Continue reading Monkey business…