Today I travel to Seattle for SENG’s annual conference, something I’ve been looking forward to for months. If time and WiFi permit, I may do a little micro-blogging from the conference.
Meanwhile, since it’s been rather quiet here recently as I’ve been preparing for the trip, this is a quick cross-post on both sites to catch up.
First, be sure to visit Writing Up an Appetite for a tasty essay on “literary food” titled “Topfenkolatsche: My perfect metaphor” by writer extraordinaire E. Victoria Flynn. Also, we could really use some Google Followers as we launch this new group blog, so, if you are so inclined… Thanks in advance!
My second Psychology Today blog post is about how inner conflict can not only be “normal” but may be a sign of mental health and personal growth for some teens (and adults). I’m sure we can all take some comfort in that thought.
Reading update: I recently finished A Game of Thrones (the rest of the books in the series will have arrived by the time I return to Milwaukee), Tony Judt’s The Memory Chalet (touching essays written during his final months), and Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (I was surprised to realize I hadn’t read it before now).
Time to pack. I hope to see some of you in Seattle!