Ike in Indiana

I lived in Mississippi for five years and Alabama for one year. I never thought I’d have to come to Indiana to live through a hurricane. Now I don’t want to sound hyperbolic or like anything we’ve gone through here in southern Indiana compares to the … [Read more...]

The election and my mental health

I’ve by and large avoided talking about the election so far for several reasons. First, it just seems too insane to even wrap my mind around. Two, I was hoping that if I just didn’t talk about it or think about it, it would all go away. I’m still … [Read more...]

I know what a peach taste likes…

I don't want to sound pretentious, but I know what a peach tastes likes. I just ate something, and it wasn't a peach. It looked peach-like. It came from the produce section of the grocery store, though I myself didn't buy it. It was mildly fuzzy in … [Read more...]

Pap and Jayber Crow

I’ve been reading Wendell Berry’s novel Jayber Crow, something it took me a long time to work my way towards, despite my own geography and the urgings of people I know. Reading this book makes me a little homesick, despite the fact that I live only … [Read more...]

The non-attachment of cats

I've always been a cat person, though I've been around both of cats and dogs my whole life. To be completely fair, the dogs weren't allowed inside most of the time, but I thought there were perfectly acceptable reasons for that. But even if I had … [Read more...]

No one said it would be easy…

I’m developing a new appreciation for the love songs that are about the things no one tells you, the hard work that can be involved in being in a relationship. Or maybe it’s not hard for a lot of people, and maybe it’s just the freakish people like … [Read more...]

Writing a gender textbook

Writing a gender textbook can be a very depressing thing. It can be so depressing that you would rather spend your time writing a blog entry about how depressing writing a gender textbook is than you would actually writing the gender textbook. First, … [Read more...]