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Deja Vu?

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Someone on Zillow used my research to write up this house sales pitch.

In April 2017, a gentleman from a real estate office in Pensacola contacted me about this property, telling me it was going on the market in about a year, thought the information I’d gathered on the property useful, and kindly offered to give me a tour of the property. 373 more words

The Writing Life

Wanderlust Journal

The essay on the Wilson-Myers House was published in Wanderlust Journal, for December 15, 2017!

A great way to end the year!


Failing Well

When I’m not writing or conducting research for Emmett’s book, I’m sewing.

Sewing is like writing, in that it is creating something unique out of fluid, occasionally hard-to-manipulate content. 388 more words


Mojo Knows Best

I think my Writing Mojo is hiding somewhere on my desk, because I can’t find it.

Last time I saw it, it was in the mess of red-inked, half-written rough drafts adorned with coffee cup rings and post-it notes to myself, somewhere near the applications for grants and fellowships that are all due in two weeks, maybe next to the folders of class notes for the next semester’s classes. 196 more words

The Writing Life

Marketing Emmett Wilson

I’ve been writing, editing, and submitting essays on Emmett and my research to several literary journals. Also, my writing partner and I have been submitting proposals to speak about our work at writing conferences. 386 more words


November Highlights & December Announcements 

Congratulations to the Cupertino Poetry Contest Winners!

I had the honor of selecting and presenting the poetry awards (Adult category) of the Cupertino Poetry Contest sponsored by outgoing Cupertino Poet Laureate, Ann Muto. 220 more words

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Check out this update from the Santa Clara County Poet Laureate!

Secretarial Musings

I often wonder what kind of employee or boss Emmett was?

Was he considerate and competent? Quiet and hardworking?

A lunch-stealing backstabbing jerk, perhaps?

An excellent source of information on Emmett-as-colleague would be the office records — a desk calendar, case files, or even an office journal. 416 more words

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