The Birth-Mark, The Thing In The Forrest, and A Wall of Fire Rising

This is the first weekend that I don’t have a crap ton of papers due, or any major assignments other than reading The Savage Detectives, a novel by Roberto Belaño. I should be done with it by now, but I’m still kind of recovering from not-Ebola. I read “A Wall of Fire Rising”, by Edwidge Danticat in The… Continue reading The Birth-Mark, The Thing In The Forrest, and A Wall of Fire Rising

Gorilla My Love, The Indian Uprising, and Charity

I’m failing a class about sex and I’m sick and Ebola. Okay, I’ve just returned from Googling the symptoms of Ebola, and I’ve determined that I don’t have Ebola. I just feel like I’m dying for some other reason. … This semester is about half over. Between my writing, my classes at UofL, and my attempts… Continue reading Gorilla My Love, The Indian Uprising, and Charity

Flannery O’Connor, Edgar Allan Poe, and Kincaid

Classes are in full swing at the University of Louisville. It’s only been about a month and I’m already worried about my GPA taking a big hit this semester. Adjusting to classes that meet three days a week instead of just once a week like they did at the EKU Danville Campus is a lot… Continue reading Flannery O’Connor, Edgar Allan Poe, and Kincaid

Sonny’s Blues, Bartleby the Scrivener, and Cathedral

As I revealed earlier, I’m reading every story from my college English text; The Norton Introduction of Literature by Kelly J. Mays, just because. My bookmark currently rests between pages 69 and 70 in the Norton book. My goal was to read it cover-to-cover, but the syllabus wouldn’t cooperate with that idea. For the last few classes,… Continue reading Sonny’s Blues, Bartleby the Scrivener, and Cathedral