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Here We Go...

So here we are, October is on the horizon and Autumn is in full force. With that also comes a change in me and what I’m here to do. 283 more words


Non-fiction: Mr. Leatherback

Here’s is my first publication ever. Very proud of this story. Please click the image to view full-size.

Published in the Columbia College Chicago Story Week Reader 2013

Showing vs. Telling Draft

There are many different ways people can communicate ideas. They can use alphabetic texts, images, audio and many more. Each of these modes, which are ways or manners in which something occurs or is experienced, expressed or done, have different affordances, which are indicators about how something is supposed to be used. 1,173 more words

Last-First-Day of School Eve

I’m a huge fan of goals and lists and sentimental things, which I think is why I loved my senior year of high school so much — I got to be as sentimental and sappy as I wanted to be without too much judgement. 588 more words

Erika's Ramblings

Chicago-based Fulbrighter publishes translation of Venezuelan fiction writer Antonia Palacios

FULBRIGHTER TO VENEZUELA in 2002/2003 and Columbia College Chicago Professor Emerita, Dr. RoseAnna Mueller has published the first English translation of one of the main works of 20th-century Venezuelan fiction. 558 more words


Steve Granata and Totally Courageous Basketball

This article was originally published in spring 2009 on Beyond the Game, a website constructed by students of Columbia College Chicago’s Advanced Sports Reporting class. This website was a r… 869 more words


One Year Later in LA...

Happy anniversary to me! I never thought I’d be writing a reflection piece on my move but I guess it’s only right. Following my dreams by moving to Los Angeles was probably the  easiest and most unemotional transition I’ve ever made. 2,075 more words