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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“11 In the Beginning” from YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY ONES

11  In the Beginning    AJ Fitzpatrick settled in her chair, staring at the darkened ceiling above her as the keynote speaker droned through the expected points of a commencement speech – the importance of an education, of life-long learning, of making a difference, of giving back to society.  The other fellow graduates around her seemed … Continue reading “11 In the Beginning” from YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY 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

“Chapter 6: Drama, with Example” from STARTERS

DEFINITION  DRAMA is a unique literary form because – unlike creative non-fiction, fiction, and even poetry – it is also a performance art. In other words, it is meant to be seen and heard, not read, by a captive audience in one sitting. The content in dramatic works (called PLAYS) can be factual (based on … Continue reading “Chapter 6: Drama, with Example” from STARTERS