Something I thought about:
- With all of the dissertation work, I need to catch up on grading, and as I’ve been commenting on final papers and portfolios, I’ve been thinking about how to build up writers — commenting without overwhelming; teaching without discouraging.
Something I did:
- Finalized my dissertation committee! That was big.
- Dissertation writing.
Something I read:
- Migratory Birds by Mariana Oliver
- I've been enjoying Karinne Keithley Syers' Map Room workshop, which links cartography and storytelling. I particularly liked the episode/essay (I follow both the podcast and newsletter versions, which helps me slow down and really work through the material) on "borders, edges, zones of transition."
"Borderlands and transitional zones can be spaces of both wound and repair."
- Esmé Wiejun Wang's interview with actor Andrew Garfield was pretty terrific.
As artists and actors and storytellers, we are bringing up our own wounds and, therefore, the wounds of an audience—for them to be healed, for us to be healed. And if it’s not healing, then we’re missing the mark somehow. That’s how she approaches the work and that’s how I approach the work.