Writing in the Real World

It’s taken a year of processing everything that went down during Invictus, but I’ve finally realized just how unique and valuable the experience was. I often underestimate the power of time, and I’m continually amazed about how my perspective continues to change with each passing day. How did I come to this realization? In December… Read more »

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Changed

A couple of weeks ago I saw a post on Facebook. It was a link to a blog post from one of my former classmates about Invictus. She said that she didn´t want to do Invictus again, but that she had to. I got a bit jealous when I read that. I can´t do Invictus… Read more »

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Retrospection

When Brad asked me to join Invictus, I was hesitant. I had never considered myself to be writer, and I had never written anything on this scale, let alone this personal. But I learned a long time ago that I can trust Brad, so when he told me I needed to do this I believed… Read more »

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Control

Over the course of a lifetime, the need for control can slowly overtake us. Often times this process goes unnoticed by the person who is being swallowed by this need. In my case, it took a few years to see what was happening. This memoir follows my journey and battle with anxiety and control, and… Read more »

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Capital T “Truth”

A common rhetorical idea I use when teaching is to have my students distinguish between “little t truth” and “capital t truth.” The best explanation of what that means comes from the late David Foster Wallace’s commencement speech, “This is Water.”  

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