Sassyhacksaws

Musings on an English Degree

Tag: writing

Starting Off Eventually

Today I learned that my running route is roughly 6.7 miles. How, you ask? I took out my old analog map and measured street by street. Then I added each street length together–I took the measurements in centimeters because I’ll be damned if I can find a standard ruler here–to get a total of 63.5cm. […]

Summer Plans

This is the last time that I’m aware of that I’ll get to really enjoy this song in it’s fullness. School ended on Friday and it’s finally time to put my summer plans in motion. I’ve already cleared my bathroom sink of the fiberglass insulation-like clog of hair and gunk. Now for the bigger projects. […]

Making it Big

Yesterday was an interesting day, as far as my website went. I had two different “Oh, hey,” moments that I want to share. The first came from the contact page. I had the first person ever send something through it. Not only that, it was a business inquiry. I was asked to do a sponsored […]

Authorial Intent

I had a conversation with one of my students this week about the meaning in literature. We were discussing how we hate reading texts like teachers want us to read texts because we prefer to see the story as the story was written, word for word. A tree is a tree, a clap of thunder […]

I Write Like

I came across a plugin for Chrome today, which just a redirect to iwl.me. The website is called I Write Like and the purpose is to analyze your writing and tell you which famous author it resembles. It’s a neat tool, but it got me thinking. Why do I care who I write like? I’ve […]

Won a writing contest, go read what I wrote

Took third place in a writing contest asking me what Peace Corps service means to me. Take a look at the essay here: http://usembassykyiv.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/borscht-recipe/

Misspellings

Recently I came across a link that couldn’t help but make me laugh. Maybe it’s the English nerd in me, but this kind of thing is exactly what the online community needs. Maybe it’s the asshole in me, but I decided to start partaking in this leisurely activity. For years now, I’ve been leaving comments […]

This one’s for you

I consider myself a writer even though it seems I only write my inane thoughts here. But trust me, I have many more inane thoughts. I recently realized I don’t hate my commute between home and Madison as much as I thought I did. It used to be that it was an hour ride where […]