It seem like I always feel as if I have nothing to read or too much to read. I was typing a response to a question about how I deal with writer's block, and in my response I stated that the best method, for me, is to get away from it for a bit. So I was getting ready to go biking, when I saw the STACK of library books I have checked out. I didn't read all of any of them and none of some of them. But I already have a long list on hold at the library, and I have a couple coming
I found out today about the loss of a woman I consider my friend, mentor and advisor, Professor Mary D. Sheriff. She was Chair of the Art Department while I was getting my PhD at UNC Chapel Hill, which I completed in 2005. She always supported and encouraged my work and was a strong advocate. We kept in touch, and I saw her for a lunch date about 3 years ago. I found about her illness and hospice care only 3 days ago. From what I have read, she was working on a book in her la
When I read Hillary Clinton's book "Hard Choices" (2015), I knew she planned to run for president. In it, she discusses in detail how she has contributed to world politics and social reform throughout her career and specifically in her role as secretary of state. The book convinced me how smart, experienced, and skillful she would be as president. I am proud to report that I am mailing in my absentee ballot today. Crips for Hillary!
I am an avid reader and writer, and I am new to goodreads. I've been excited by all the great recommendations! I am an art historian and disability studies scholar, and I recently published a memoir about an accident that occurred in 2007, which resulted in traumatic brain injury. I write about my experiences and recovery through my perspective as a congenitally, physically disabled woman, scholar, and artist. Art therapy greatly fostered my recovery, and my book discusses ar