Category: Julia Carey

One of the classes I teach is Composition and Literature, a cross-curricular course required of all majors to graduate.  I decided this semester to focus only on literature from the American South, as it is most pertinent to my own work right now.  It is the perfect opportunity to engage writing I should read, and […]

A friend of mine recently posted a picture of himself standing in polar vortex snow up to his waist next to a car broken down on the side of the road, an unmistakable look of disgust on his face.  He captioned it, “Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?” It’s an iconic […]

I’m not a believer in New Year’s resolutions.  Frankly, I find them a little silly, driven by group think and peer pressure rather than genuine self-awareness.  False promises only halfway made, and less than halfway kept, they perpetuate something even worse – the devaluation of our own voice.  When we do something because we are […]

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I’d never have guessed it a year ago, as I chased a toddler around a lakeside house in Denver, dated a guy who thought putting my earrings in a ziploc bag and returning them to me was a “big step emotionally” for him, poured hours crafting what would be tens of unanswered cover letters to […]