Updates from an hour South of Oklahoma

So currently on Day 2 of Summer Language Institute at Austin College. The Institute is spoken all in the target language, which in my case would be Spanish. So far I have fallen in love with the campus and the town with it. Texas has also decided to grace us with temperatures at 80 or [...]

I shouldn’t walk into bookstores.

As I’ve said before, I live in the middle of nowhere. I find any excuse to go back to my lovely, traffic-congested Dallas. This past Saturday I made a lunch date with my good college friend Cara who I hadn’t seen in months. With her and some of my old college buddies, we started ┬ábi-weekly [...]

Your (Mostly) Unbeatable Worst Enemy.

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. -Ray Bradbury When my professor handed me back my manuscript after class, he gave me a look that I will never forget. It was a mixture of encouragement, urgency, [...]