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A few updates

Well, three weeks ago I finished “A Wreath on Sam’s Grave,” my sonnet wreath that I’ve worked on for months. When I began, inspired by A Wreath for Emmett Till, I had no idea just how much work actually went into … Continue reading

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As I Hoped, A Personal Perspective

Thankfully, the interview answers I was most anticipating have arrived in my inbox. This whole project was conceived as a way to honor my friend Sam. Her story is by far not unique; but she was the first person I … Continue reading

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Coffee Talk

Last night I finally had the opportunity to sit down with A.S. and T.B. for the first time in close to a decade. Sure, we’ve seen each other at parties, at weddings and at funerals, but not like this. We spent … Continue reading

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A little less action, a little more conversation…

After being postponed by a few weeks for scheduling conflicts, I’m finally getting ready to sit down on Thursday with the interviewee I first mentioned two months ago. Out of all of the people I’ve talked with, he is actually the … Continue reading

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A Personal Perspective, Hopefully.

As I stated in my proposal entry, the original inspiration for this project was the untimely death of my friend Sam. I’ll never forget the night it happened. I had fallen asleep on my  couch, and I got a text … Continue reading

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Following a Scholarly Lead

One of the topics that came up in my talk with Dr. Aikins regarded a study about the effectiveness of video games – Tetris in particular – when used as treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Though he was not … Continue reading

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Brainstorming

I’ve got a thousand directions in which I can go for the end product with my PTSD research. I know what I want the final product to be, form-wise: a heroic crown of sonnets. That hasn’t changed. But there are … Continue reading

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