Monthly Archives: June 2013

Beyond a Book Review: Quiet by Susan Cain

Yes, the second book review in a row about introverts. It seems I can’t really leave the topic of introversion versus extroversion yet. In some ways, I suppose I have never really left it. At five years old, I remember … Continue reading

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Rejection #1

I didn’t want to write about this. I thought that it had been done too many times before. I thought that no one would care to hear about my small failure. I got my first playwriting rejection back a few … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Cinema

I love going to the movies. I’ve forgotten how much I like it. As I prepare for graduate school and the big cross-country/crossing borders move, I’ve been doing my best to preserve all of the money I make at my … Continue reading

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Beyond a Book Review: The Introvert’s Way by Sophia Dembling

Over the past few weeks, I had myself thinking that I was no longer a morning person. When I heard my parents scrambling about downstairs (especially when they turned on the abominably loud coffee maker), I wanted to roll over … Continue reading

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To Walk

I love walking. I guess I have for a long time, but it took me until this summer to put it into words. It hit me first when I was reading a book on the connection between healthy eating and … Continue reading

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Blame it on the Writer’s Curse

I have a new job at the local library. It’s the perfect summer position for me and not only have I found some awesome books for myself, I got to help set up for a Tribute Fashion Show for a … Continue reading

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Mowing the Lawn: Turning the Monotonous into Inspiration

Some chores I put off all day. When I was younger, scooping the dog poop in the backyard would automatically get put at the bottom of my list. Cleaning the bathrooms and dusting were likewise victims of procrastination. But one … Continue reading

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Beyond a Film Review: Life of Pi (2012)

I have a long history with Life of Pi. Still, I never knew that it would come back to be so important to me year after year. Or that it would demonstrate everything I wanted to say about storytelling and narrative … Continue reading

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I Wrote a Bad Play Today

This summer, besides working and making academic, logistic, and living arrangements for next year, my goal is to also work on new plays and new play starts. I’ve had a playwriting book, The Playwright’s Workout: Exercises for the Dramatic Imagination (see … Continue reading

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Beyond a Concert Review: Out There, Paul McCartney’s 2013 Tour

I thought this summer wouldn’t be too exciting. Back in Austin with just a few friends, working at something to earn money for graduate school, and generally relaxing so I can be ready for the big move ahead of me … Continue reading

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