Category Archives: School Stuff

Just a little frantic

I don’t know how this happened but Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Despite the fact that I start ridiculously early and work steadily throughout the year, I am not done with my Christmas crafting or shopping and that … Continue reading

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After the Storm

Hey folks! Just checking in to say that everyone here weathered Hurricane Sandy as well as could be expected. We’re all safe and our house came through undamaged. We lost electricity and internet access for a couple of days (which … Continue reading

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Reading Drought

For an English major in the middle of a semester, I have been doing surprisingly little reading lately. It’s partially due to the classes that I am taking this semester. I usually get introduced to new books and authors when … Continue reading

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What else could I possibly need?

Tonight in sign language class, we learned the signs for: knit, read, book, play board games, photography, watch TV, go to the movies and Pepsi. I am not sure I need to know anything else. With the exception of making … Continue reading

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School Daze!

Hi guys. Sorry to have been so quiet lately but the school semester has begun and I am still in the process of trying to establish a routine that lets me manage my schoolwork, manage Ciarrai Studios (including creating new … Continue reading

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Random Stuff

Here are some quick little snippets to tide you guys over until I have the time to write a real update. #1. It’s that time again, the time when I start planning out the new pieces I am going to … Continue reading

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Nifty Libraries / Book Sculptures

I finally finished my paper, comparing Poe’s “The Raven” with Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale” with a little Auden’s “Musee des Beaux Arts” thrown in for fun. (It seemed appropriate in a paper about the experience of human suffering in … Continue reading

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Professor of Kitty Litter-ature

I am working on a paper for my poetry class, comparing and contrasting Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” with Keat’s “Ode to a Nightingale.” I was reading a bit of “The Raven” aloud which, clearly, disturbed the cat’s nap. He got … Continue reading

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Only me…

I am the only person I know who would sit through a lecture on Romantic poets and have my head take that information and turn it into a parody of an Alanis Morissette song. “Isn’t he Byronic? Don’t you think? A little too … Continue reading

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Back Again

I know I haven’t posted in a while and some of you are probably worried that I have been forcibly committed to some sort of facility to deal with my ribbon yarn addiction but in reality, I got hit with … Continue reading

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