Year: 2018

To begin anew…


In┬áThe Book of Awakening, Mark Nepo encourages his readers to “use the old to build the new.” And so “A Reader’s Story” continues, with daily quotes and “mini critical responses” instead of daily words. My love of the humanities as […]

Small Hiatus


I will be taking a small break until approximately the start of December 2018. I am preparing a conference paper and academic book review in the upcoming months. This weekend I depart for the writers’ retreat I attended last year. […]



To utter or pronounce with a hissing sound. To hiss. Cats are known to sibilate but only heard Caesar do so once in almost three years, out of fear.

Emerson at Loyola


Yesterday, as the week closed at Loyola, I stumbled across a part of campus I had never been to before and found the following quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson painted on the wall: “The great object of education should be […]