Three Essays & Six Micro Essays in English 1A

I don’t expect all students to be as excited about aliens and artificial intelligence as I am. That’s why we start the class talking about their goals and dreams. What’s their major?—if they haven’t chosen a major, that’s fine; but why not?—is this essay the first time someone’s asked them to think about their major? … Read moreThree Essays & Six Micro Essays in English 1A

The Voice of Procrastination

Today (and on other Saturdays) I update American Catseye and Forfeit Island, two of my shorter pieces. And I haven’t gotten around to completing those writing tasks yet. I’ve had Saturdays where I add to both projects in under 500 words. So I’m not sure why I procrastinate them. Maybe it has to do with the fact it’s a … Read moreThe Voice of Procrastination

Interview with Myself

One of the ways I like to free write myself towards answers is the self-inflicted interview—probing thoughts beneath the surface by directing my curiosity inward, rather than impose a sense of wonder solely on the external world. I haven’t done a self-inflicted interview in some time. Let’s see where it goes. Every conversation needs a … Read moreInterview with Myself

August Projects

Lately I’ve been editing more, considering the accessibility of my writing, trying to simplify. This is why I haven’t posted updates about new content every day, as I did before. I may switch to just documenting my updates weekly; that’ll be much more manageable, and give me space to consistently reflect on successes and failures … Read moreAugust Projects

Joyful & Veerful

I veered off track from the prewriting and update buttons I made with WordSwag on Monday because I needed to chase down some big ideas that crept up on me: Rewriting an Idea, where I plan how to focus on Emergence No. 7 by finishing a first draft; then rewriting for accessibility; Zeros & Ones, the fourteenth … Read moreJoyful & Veerful

Introducing Update Buttons!

I made three updates today—two on Wattpad, and one in my WordPress blogosphere—but more importantly, I also designed several buttons for realizing these ideas; and what a fun incentive, first repurposing my PicsArt gallery into illustrations, then making those pictures a reality! I know, I know, buttons have been on the Internet since the 90s, … Read moreIntroducing Update Buttons!

3 x 3 in 8 vs. 8

After we got home from seven hours of swimming, barbecue, and familial love, I felt exhausted, so I fell asleep, then woke up cramped out of my mind. We watched two episodes of Cosmos instead of lighting ground spinners or watching our neighbors shoot explosives into the air. The cats appreciated our living room routine and came … Read more3 x 3 in 8 vs. 8