The morning pages and other lapsed intentions

Daybook What is it, exactly? What makes a daybook different from a diary, or a journal? I'm still not sure. One of the online creative writing classes I took in 2019 required it: two entries a week in a digital document, dated like a journal and submitted through the same online portal we used to… Continue reading The morning pages and other lapsed intentions

Climate case study: Invasive plants in FDR Park

Context: FDR Park is a sprawling park located at the southernmost point of South Philly, not far from where the Schuylkill River joins the Delaware River. I visited it for the first time on my first pandemic birthday, and have since become a member and a volunteer. As I've pulled weeds and picked trash, I've… Continue reading Climate case study: Invasive plants in FDR Park

Climate case study: Flooding in FDR Park

Context: FDR Park is a sprawling park located at the southernmost point of South Philly, not far from where the Schuylkill River joins the Delaware River. I visited it for the first time on my first pandemic birthday, and have since become a member and a volunteer. As I've pulled weeds and picked trash, I've… Continue reading Climate case study: Flooding in FDR Park

Hurry up please it’s time

Every public middle and high school in my hometown sent two students per grade to an annual writing competition. It was a contest of speed: describe an object in 40 words before 10 minutes are up, argue a point of view for 120 words in 30 minutes, and so on. I went every year, and… Continue reading Hurry up please it’s time