Category Archives : writing


My Paper Addiction

Well, I really like writing letters and it appears I’ve developed a bit of an addiction to stationery. Recently, I located several really cool stationery subscription services. I used to use Lost Crates, but they’ve gone out of business (unfortunately). However, their end led me to discover some really amazing services. Although I can’t afford […]


Love Letters! 2

The other day, I checked out Gail Bederman’s book Manliness and Civilization for some research, and I found LOVE LETTERS (and an assortment of other notes) in it. It was such a wonderful surprise — not just because I’m a nosy kind of person and enjoy little glimpses into other people’s lives, but also because the notes were […]


Correspondence, the Old Fashioned Way 1

I love writing letters to my friends, so of course I have a lot of writing-related goods to help make letter-writing fun. Here are some of my favorites. My typewriters. I have two. My personal favorite is my Underwood typewriter, (c.1935) which my husband bought me for a birthday a couple of years ago. I […]


Oh, Deer Me!

I’m sitting in one of my favorite coffee shops in Columbus — a great little place called Impero Coffee, located in the Short North — and I managed to snag my favorite table. Impero changes their art a few times a year, and it wasn’t until I’d gotten myself situated, put the cream cheese on […]


This is my life… 2

I’m sitting in the downtown Cup O Joe (a local coffee shop chain) in a swath of sunlight working on my diss. Yes, I’ve taken to calling my dissertation my diss because, well, it seems somehow appropriate. So here I am, and I look up from my table and realize how beautiful this particular coffee […]


No Longer Lost

If you love stationary, written correspondence, or a little bit of mystery, you’ll love this. A friend of mine recently turned me on to Lost Crates, a wonderful monthly subscription service where you take a picture quiz that’s super fun, and then you get these packages in the mail once a month. The packages are […]


Busy, Busy

The past couple of weeks, I have been super busy with conferences, teaching, and writing. I went to the Society of American Indians (SAI) Centennial Symposium at OSU, where I saw Joy Harjo (pictured above), Monique Mojica, and LeAnne Howe perform and had the privilege of listening to scholars like Phil Deloria and Robert Warrior […]