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Just a little place to collect the things I like and share the things I love.

Queen of Hearts’ Raspberry Tarts

Queen of Hearts’ Raspberry Tarts

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“The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts,
All on a summer day:
The Knave of Hearts, he stole those hearts
And took them quite away!”


[The Spine]

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A few years ago, I found myself in an old bookshop in Lawrenceville, NJ. For a mere $1.25, I could buy vintage illustrated copies of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I bought them both, thinking to myself, “I will keep…

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Are You Going to be the Kind of Girl who the Baker…

Are You Going to be the Kind of Girl who the Baker…

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Apologies for the hiatus. Apparently, teaching can get kind of busy.

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Jamaica Kincaid was born in 1949, hails from St. John’s in Antigua, and has won multiple awards for her writing. Her stories are strong and honest, often depicting the story of a girl who has to sustain herself without the love of a present or kind mother. Kincaid frequently says that she had troubles with her own…

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Ursula’s Canillitas de Leche[The Spine]
I tried to explain magical realism the other week to my creative writing class,…View Post

Ursula’s Canillitas de Leche

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I tried to explain magical realism the other week to my creative writing class,…

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Pheoby’s God-Fearing “Mulatto Rice”[The Spine]
I was fishing through my bookcase the other day, trying to choose the next book for my…View Post

Pheoby’s God-Fearing “Mulatto Rice”

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I was fishing through my bookcase the other day, trying to choose the next book for my…

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"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"…This is the Cookie You Should Give HimI’m taking a cue from the blog that inspired me to go forth with my culinary literature idea and…View Post

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"…This is the Cookie You Should Give Him

I’m taking a cue from the blog that inspired me to go forth with my culinary literature idea and…

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Calpurnia’s Butter BiscuitsWell, this is disappointing. My first lesson learned when blogging- save your words in a document…View Post

Calpurnia’s Butter Biscuits

Well, this is disappointing. My first lesson learned when blogging- save your words in a document…

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Shitty Substitutes

This guy is a jerk. I am angry that I have to deal with this asshole in the last three days of my student teaching. Unfair.

How many pages of my thesis I have left. Still losing my mind.

How many pages of my thesis I have left. Still losing my mind.