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So, in the months since my last blog entry, a couple of exciting things happened.

First, I was asked to become a Contributing Editor to my favorite website, Killing the Buddha. I also wrote a review of Thor for them, "The Trouble With Loki."

Secondly, I started writing a biweekly column on paganism, specifically second-generation paganism, at Patheos. I had a new column go up...
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I got quoted in USA fucking Today. I'm pretty much floored.
renna:
And the award for best set comment of all time goes to.....YOU!

My goodness, your comment made my day.
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I have a new biweekly column over at Patheos.com, called "Family Traditions." The first installment, After Ice Cream, went up today. Go read it!
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And another new story, "Reaching for Da'at," at Caper Literary Journal. Go read it!

Two publications in two days? It's like I'm an actual writer or something.
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I have a new story, "Valhal-Mart," up at the best website on the internet, KILLING THE BUDDHA. You should go read it.
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So. I struck out at all my attempts to get into a PHD program. For at least a year and a half, I'm out of the academic game and in the (shudder) real world.

This eats at me, largely because I'd gotten really excited about my proposed studies -- new media and religion, and how the everpresence of things like Facebook have changed how...
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Driving through the blackberry winter snow, I nearly hit some debris on the bridge outside my apartment building. I stopped to move it off to the side of the road and examined it -- three carseats for small children, an overturned shopping cart, and a wrecked piece of particleboard furniture. It left it on the sidewalk, a mystery for other, wiser people to solve.
clio:
this is the 4th set with 900+ comments that hasn't gone live frown hopefully my luck changes soon.
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I am now officially a master of fine arts. I'm still a little stunned, so I'm not sure I have much else to say, except that I've got two stories coming out in the new year and, uh, no job prospects. :-)
clio:
thank you, dear kiss

ps. and a belated congrats on getting your degree!
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THE 31 THINGS I WILL DO WHEN I FINISH MY MFA
(being updated, one a day, from 10/25/10.)

1. I will read Gabriel Garcia-Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera.
2. I will get a haircut.
3. I will visit Decatur, Illinois, and consider punching Garret Sayles in the yarbles.
4. I will write a book proposal and submit it to Llewellyn...
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clio:
haha thanks for the sweet words and your observation! about time, right? kiss