“The playthings of her life…”: Upon the Occasion of Emily Dickinson’s Birthday

Usually, I celebrate Emily Dickinson's birthday by making her coconut cake recipe, or, you know, by putting on a white dress, sequestering myself in my study, and writing short, intense poems reflecting my views on nature, love, and the human soul. (Well, okay, not that second thing so much, but the coconut cake is fantastic.)... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday: You May Already Be A Winner!

In college, I drew a weekly comic for the campus newspaper. It wasn't exactly a diary comic, but it was heavily autobiographical; on occasion it also drew pretty blatant inspiration from other cartoonists and comics I admired -- Peanuts, Doonesbury, Bloom County. (Once, after completing a summer internship in Washington, DC with a focus on... Continue Reading →

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