First weeks in the Twin Cities

I arrived in the Twin Cities fresh off the farm, having spent the last week in May in rural Nebraska for a family wedding. My plastic tubs (and husband) helped me haul a tidy sampling of books, clothes, cleaning products and painting supplies from Tulsa to the west bank of Minneapolis. Did I mention I’ve […]


Between teaching for the first time, writing a master’s thesis and wrapping up grad school, it’s been a breezy year filled with a respectable number of emotional crises. I spent most of my fall and spring semesters in the company of remarkable women — Mina Loy, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Margaret Fuller, Virginia Woolf, Victoria Ocampo […]

The letting go

This has been a week for grieving. So for me, that also means it’s been a week for seeking solace in books, grabbing hold of words strung together by poets and authors who make meaning of grief. Classes at the University of Tulsa began on Monday. I stood in front of my first class of […]

Life on the GA: Summer at Tulsa World

My 13-week internship at Tulsa World wrapped Friday. This week, I’ve entered the land of lesson planning and textbook shopping. Three words: Take me back. This summer marked my return to reporting after a brief-ish hiatus. Between getting married and starting grad school, it had been a year since I had done anything journalism-related. This  […]