No One Reads My Dissertation — But That’s Okay

On May 14, 2006, I graduated with my PhD in Literature. When I shortly -- and fortunately -- became a full-time faculty member of a community college a month after this photo was taken (yay employment with full benefits!), I realized that the "publish or perish" rat-race of tenure-track scholarship no longer applied to me. … Continue reading No One Reads My Dissertation — But That’s Okay

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Behind the Scenes: Writing THE MIRACULOUS ONES

My mom usually doesn't read novels -- she prefers her fiction in TV drama form, especially Korean dramas. So I was surprised when she told me, a couple of days ago, that she started to read my novel The Miraculous Ones.  A few pages in, she said, "This is a thick book! How long did … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Writing THE MIRACULOUS ONES

An Interview with Prof. Rufel F. Ramos

Back in May 2017, a journalism student interviewed me as an assignment and then made it into a very very VERY low-budget video. I didn't know until a few months ago that he uploaded it on YouTube with the privacy settings set to the default "public". I'm not bothered by that because, well, I'm a … Continue reading An Interview with Prof. Rufel F. Ramos

State of the LQ, Summer 2018 Edition

ONE YEAR LATER... Okay -- what's happened since my previous blog post of 10 July 2017 (EEEEP!):   1) For Fall 2017, I taught my usual stuff of ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, and Honors ENGL 1301. In a change of pace, I taught a literature class for mostly dual-credit high students: World Literature I. Since … Continue reading State of the LQ, Summer 2018 Edition