What I’m Reading (so far in 2019)
Reading is such an integral part of my writing process that I decided to start chronicling what I read in a year.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Educated by Tara Westover
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
The Art of the Memoir by Mary Karr
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
Black No More by George Schuyler (teaching this book)
Magazines and Other Publications
I have a handful of publications that I regularly read, though this list is not exclusive.
The New Yorker
National Geographic Travel
St. Louis Magazine
The New York Times (I especially love the Sunday Times.)
Travels and Other Things I’m Enjoying
I normally try to see a few different regions of the world each year, but in early 2018 I visited Mexico City for the first time, and I cannot get enough of this city, so this year is full of return trips to CDMX.
San Miguel de Allende and Mexico City, February (for a writer’s conference)
Mexico, late May - early July
Portugal, late July - early August
Mexico City, October
Kehinde Wiley, St. Louis Art Museum
Graphic Revolution, St. Louis Art Museum
“Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure",” METRO Theater Company
“Perfect Arrangement,” R-S Theatrics
“Beauty and the Beast,” Ignite Theatre Company
“Legally Blond,” LHS Theater Department
Compilation put together by Big Eyes Big Minds International Children’s Film Festival
Clase de Español
I’ve been playing around on Duolingo for years but finally decided to sign up for an actual class this year, and it’s been the greatest decision I’ve made this year. I’m slowly learning more words and making sense of the order of words in sentences.