This is my space to write about anything and everything going on in my life: my plots, schemes, commentary, complaints, daydreams, goals, and occasional witticisms. Yes, it’s annoyingly self-involved, but that’s what blogs are. I’m a big believer in the power of writing as a tool of discovery, and I am still trying to learn what I can about myself and the world around me. I am also a big believer in posting photographs of my cute dog, so there’s that, too.
I spent my graduate school years in Eugene, Oregon, which I miss dearly every day. I currently live in the Deep South, where I teach college English. I share a house with my sweet wheelchair dachshund (Egon), my chubster kitty (Flannery), and my brilliant and charming
fiancé husband (CW).
I’m a runner (and occasional triathlete), a vegetarian, and an amateur photographer. You can expect to read quite a bit about my sporting and cooking endeavors and see plenty of pictures here. I also like to write about whichever movies, TV shows, books, and music are currently captivating me and to wax on about life as I’m living it. Here are some of my favorite posts I’ve written since starting this blog, and all of my photos on flickr.
The title of this blog is a reference to a line from William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying — a line that inspired many things in my life. Some of them, like blogs, are ephemeral, others permanent.
My favorite things include: coffee, whiskey, postmodern fiction, baking bread, detective stories, drizzly rain, French fries, rocky coastlines, winter, the soft ears and sad eyes of a hound dog, the Oxford comma, going to bed early to read, and getting up early to run before the world wakes up.
email: ravelingout at gmail dot com