I’ve started going to therapy again. As I do when I write about my mental health issues, I begin with a slight hesitation. But the more I read about illness–mental and otherwise–the more I realize that I need to write about these things. So here it goes. I’ve started going to therapy again, and I…… Continue reading Follow the Pleasure and Embrace the Pain
I've spent a lot of time with friends this week, and I've been busy running errands, dog sitting, going to meetings, just constantly moving this week. On the one hand, I like that. It keeps me busy and I feel like I'm accomplishing something. On the other hand, it's not so good because I need… Continue reading why I am an introvert
I’m reading Scott Richard Lyons’ book X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent this week. That, along with his articles, “Actually Existing Indians Nations: Modernity, Diversity, and the Future of Native American Studies.” [American Indian Quarterly 35.3 (2011): 294-312] and “Rhetorical Sovereignty: What do American Indians Want from Writing?” [CCC 51.3 (2000): 447-468] have broadened the way I think about Native…… Continue reading
I just finished reading Benito Cereno by Herman Melville. I read it a long time ago (about 8 years, I guess?) in my American Literature Survey course as an undergraduate. I remember liking it then. I don’t remember my other responses. I don’t remember what I thought about the portrayals of the mutinous Africans that…… Continue reading Benito Cereno: What was your message?