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

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

I 💙 Crimson Gem Saga 👾

I super-enjoyed reviving my two-year-old post from AWP LA ’16; so I’m going to continue reviving—or necromancing—old posts 2-3 times a month, until I reintegrate…or trash… my past ideas into my Kourtnie.net self-improvement dashboard. Necromancy 😎 New Sub-category Today, I’m reviving a review I wrote seven years ago for a video game that, at the … Read moreI 💙 Crimson Gem Saga 👾

Explore 💙 C.E.N. Treatment

I found a new DIY self-care project thanks to the video below. I’m not sure if it’d be a good DIY without at least a preliminary knowledge of psychology; but given I studied psychology for my first three years of college, I figure I got this.Famous last words. Also, it’s not like prototyping a method … Read moreExplore 💙 C.E.N. Treatment

Explore 🤖 Quantum Stuff

When I’m processing emotions, it helps to focus on my special interests. So when the sky is falling, there’s nothing like studying something I know next to nothing about, yet I find unbearably interesting, like quantum physics. By focusing on science, I can zoom out of my body, away from my family anxieties, and into … Read moreExplore 🤖 Quantum Stuff

Trip to AWP LA 2016, Part VII

Today’s the last day of my restoration posts for AWP LA ’16. I enjoyed going on this journey through my writing from two years ago; I hope you did, too! Listing 💚 Backstories of Reviewers How do you get into book reviewing? Newman says, “You want to make it, you want to think about it; … Read moreTrip to AWP LA 2016, Part VII

Trip to AWP LA 2016, Part VI

In these final two restoration posts from AWP LA ’16, my graduate school self listed answers to questions at a book review panel. Some of the answers are keenly interesting. I hope you enjoy it! Visit tomorrow for the second half of my AWP LA ’16 notes from the book review panel. Listing 💙 Reviews … Read moreTrip to AWP LA 2016, Part VI

Trip to AWP LA 2016, Part V

I thought I’d finish the restoration of the AWP LA ’16 blog posts by now, but after today, I still have two days left to go. Today’s post includes nuggets of wisdom for review writing, which is timely, considering I teach that in college now. But before that, of all things, I found a 💪 … Read moreTrip to AWP LA 2016, Part V

Trip to AWP LA 2016, Part IV

The restoration project continues! Once Upon a Time 😎 Super Crumble So last Saturday, instead of busing, I take my car to the Los Angeles Convention Center to wrap up my adventure at AWP L.A. I have to check out of my room early, which means I have to move my vehicle anyway; so I figure, I’ll head … Read moreTrip to AWP LA 2016, Part IV

Trip to AWP LA 2016, Part III

The last two days, I’ve been working on a restoration project on an old post from 2016, when I attended AWP LA ’16. Today and tomorrow, I’m continuing that project. April 18th should be my final restoration post for the month. It’s been a fun project; I’m hoping to refine this writing recycle process more! … Read moreTrip to AWP LA 2016, Part III