All language is translation.
I am fascinated by the ways we make meaning of our lives. Language is, paradoxically, one of the most powerful ways we have to define our realities and also so inadequate to express the full complexity of what it means to be humans in this infinite universe. This blog is intended as a celebration of that paradox. I write because, through writing, I can feel connected to the larger world. I came of age through punk rock, zines, and Riot Grrrl, and writing was a way for me, at the age of fifteen, to try to work through the existential crisis I had about if my life would mean anything at all when I am gone. I still write, but I am also a high school English teacher because, somehow, teaching is a way for me to feel just the tiniest bit immortal and connected. When I am not teaching or writing, I am a passionate reader. I also love to cook, study martial arts, play board games, hang out with my sweetie and our kitties, garden, knit, ferment things, watch movies, and more. I hope this blog is able to become bigger than itself, and I thank you for reading.