spread it like herpes, only for positive


poor Carl

I’ve been sick for, oh, a week. Bad cold or sinus infection or something gross that makes my head swim. It’s been unpleasant. I haven’t had to go anywhere though. I think I made Carl sick. It just hit him… Read morepoor Carl

paper… taking… forever

I’m sleepy and grumpy and sick. And this paper is not doing so well. It’s about as sick as I am, possibly even worse.

a spider

I’m pretty convinced now that a spider is trying to take over my house. For some odd reason, a very large and ugly spider took up residence on the overhang in front of my front door. After going through the… Read morea spider

mixed emotions

Carl is moving back to Germany for a year. He’ll be leaving at the end of October/beginning of November. I’m thrilled for him, because it is such a great opportunity and it will be so wonderful for his career, but… Read moremixed emotions

right now

This year is going to be crazy. I’m hoping it will be fun though. I’m doing all sorts of writing things, some trial stuff, and then three classes on top of that. A squirrel just ran up to the sliding… Read moreright now

disastrous interview

I had two interviews today, one of which wasn’t really an interview, and the other of which was a disaster. I started talking and then I started thinking, “Shut up, shut up, for goodness’ sake, Rachel, shut up,” but I… Read moredisastrous interview


This isn’t my own creative work, but it amused me. It was posted on the Lawrence Journal-World website. Here’s a haiku in response to the Heller decision. Hand me my shotgun. I need to go kill a bear, then I’ll… Read moreHeller