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Rental History Essay on The Billfold

An essay I wrote about some of the places I have lived is up on one of my favorite sites, The Billfold. Check it out: http://thebillfold.com/2014/04/the-rust-belt-a-biodynamic-farm-and-other-places-ive-lived/ This is my first piece of internet writing to be published (other than blogging), and I’m excited!

My Grandma Sent Me Penn State Chocolate Bars

My grandma sent me two Penn State chocolate bars (how cool is my grandma?). They totally made my day, and they were delicious as well.

Erie Street

Whenever I see Erie Street, over by the University of Minnesota campus, I smile. My first year as a grad student at the U, I’d walk by Erie Street and get incredibly homesick for Erie, PA and all of my Penn State buddies. I still miss that time and place, but now the sign just […]

Penn State MFA Funding Cut

My MFA is from the University of Minnesota, but I did my undergrad at Penn State-Erie, and so when I saw this article, it saddened me. PSU has been forced to cut funding for its MFA students (not the current ones, but incoming ones). The funding I received was the main reason I was able […]