“My hate is general, I detest all men; Some because they are wicked and do evil, Others because they tolerate the wicked, Refusing them the active vigorous scorn Which vice should stimulate in virtuous minds… “Betrayed and wronged in everything, I’ll flee this bitter world where vice is king, And seek some spot unpeopled and
I had never been one to try dieting, but a few years ago my dad started talking to my family about the benefits of restricting carbohydrates and sugar. It had helped him lose some weight and regulate his blood sugar to eliminate the need for medication. I decided to try it for a month and
A few days ago marked the six-month anniversary of marriage to my husband Justin. I wanted to take a moment and reflect on this new relationship and how it has changed me. It’s a mind-bending experience to realize how differently from me Justin thinks and functions. Yes, I knew that before we got married, and
I was thinking about how in college I came to a point where I trusted my writing. It’s not that it wasn’t a struggle, sometimes it was, and it’s not that it was easy, or that it was good writing even. I just mean that eventually I knew that when I needed to write,
In conversations with writers and editors, the talk always slips eventually back to what we do in a general sense. The editorial perspective. We are literary curators, and almost every day I hear something about the “cultural impact” of our work and discuss what is good, what is “truly fine” and excellent writing. Editing is
part 1 I work at a Banana Republic in downtown San Francisco to supplement my less-than-lucrative literary life. But I don’t want all the time I spend at the Westfield Mall to be merely about money, or honing my pleasant phone voice and folding skills. So I think while I’m there, too. Recently we had
The Days of Unleavened Bread present an essential spiritual metaphor, comparing the leaven in our homes to the sin in our lives. 1 Corinthians 5:8 explains that the leaven we are putting out is evil, or sin, and the unleavened bread we eat each day during the feast represents truth, or the Word of God.