Italy: An Introduction

We've been back on U.S. soil for exactly 37 days. I avoided looking at a single picture from the trip for the first 34—and for good reason. The second I saw snaps of Adami and Florence and La Spezia, my heart skipped some sixty beats, longing for the country we trekked top to bottom in [...]

Return of the Mack

It's been a minute. And by a minute, I mean nearly two months. For that, I apologize—but the break wasn't for nothing. I needed to take some time to remember why I started blogging in the first place and rethink what I want to accomplish with these posts / how I can make the whole [...]

What’s My Name?

Writing Wednesday, what up! It dawned on me earlier today that while a solid 98 percent of the people reading this know what I do for a living, there's a lovely two percent that has every reason to find my obsession with grammar borderline unhealthy. I write and edit marketing and product copy for a [...]

Run the World

About a month ago, I briefly touched on what I learned during my four years as a Delta Gamma. I still stand by that list, but I'd be remiss to talk about how I became who I am without mentioning Duchesne. I went to a small all-girls high school. It's weird how many people are surprised [...]

I’m So Excited

Don't you dare think for one second that I forgot about Writing Wednesday. I most certainly did not. And I can't tell you how pained I was to hit the hay late last night without first sharing insights into the world of words and punctuation. But this week has been kicking. my. butt. To the point [...]

The Way I Are

Full disclosure: This Writing Wednesday is going to start with the super obvious and end with a decent dose of trickery, so don't bail on me too early. We're gonna talk subject-verb agreement. In a nutshell, when you have a singular subject, it needs a singular verb. Plural subjects need plural verbs. See what I just did? [...]

A Woman’s Worth

Yoooooooo. Happy International Women's Day to all of my strong, smart female friends! I'm better for knowing each and every one of you. Here's to changing the world one hair flip at a time. I had a different writing tip planned for today, but when I remembered the significance of this 24-hour timeframe, I had to switch things [...]

I Pray

DON'T WORRY. I'm not here to stand on a pedestal and talk down to you non-believers about your one-way ticket to hell and the many other perils that await, should you choose to turn away from God. I am the last person who would ever be in a position to do that. Instead, I just wanna [...]

Try Again

Swoopin' in a little late with this Writing Wednesday, but I had to stop for some ashes after work. Had today been a Thursday or Saturday or Monday or any day but Wednesday, you'd get a full rundown on my feelings towards Lent. But today is none of those days. Today is Wednesday, so we're talkin' words! [...]

Unwritten

Spoiler alert: I love to read. I've always loved reading. Even when I couldn't read, I was fully convinced reading was my jam. (Dr. Seuss is not difficult to memorize.) But it wasn't until fifth grade that I reached peak nerd by participating in Battle of the Books. In a nutshell: Borders (R.I.P.) put together a [...]