The Conversations Are Over

The moment has arrived.  This is it!  It has taken me four years to get here, but I am finally finished writing my thesis.  I couldn’t be more happy with how it turned out (although I also ironically feel like I could continue working on it forever…there is sort of no end to this thing).  […]

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Switching Gears

I was fortunate enough to have two snow days this week and, consequently, I have no idea what day of the week it is.  It feels like a Sunday night, but somehow tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!! Woohoo!!! It was a dream to have hours and hours to work on my thesis in the past few days.  […]

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The Icing on the Cake

In March of 2009, my family and I were interviewed by Storycorps.  The piece was included in a digital archive as part of the 9/11 memorial museum in NYC.  If you go there, clips of the conversation can be heard.  I recently reached out to the organization for an audio file of this interview.   […]

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The Space Between

I feel like I’m really in a good place with regard to my creative component of my thesis.  I am loving the double-sided book idea Alan and I have been tossing around. Here’s what I’m thinking: Side A of my book,“Conversations With My Father,” begins with my death and travels backward to on 9/11.  The […]

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Putting the pieces together

Putting the pieces of the puzzle together! According to Alan’s handy countdown clock, I have 65 days until my thesis is due.  Yikes! (and yea!!) Alan also made some great suggestions for starting to flesh out a timeline for myself…goals and whatnot to get me to the end. Love it!  Spring break, I believe, begins […]

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Flashforward

The TV show This Is Us got me again.  I can’t believe how many many parallels there are between its storyline and my thesis project.  It’s been an inspiration.   ****Spoiler Alert for any fans who may have missed the episode after the Superbowl*** The audience was led to believe a certain young foster child […]

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How does my story end?

How does my story end? I wondered as I sat down for a writing session. Hmmmm…..and, When does my story end?  For me, the ending may actually be the beginning.  Playing with the idea of reverse chronology had me thinking about how far into the future I should explore. Would I be conversing with my […]

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Nonlinear narrative From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nonlinear narrative, disjointed narrative or disrupted narrative is a narrative technique, sometimes used in literature, film, hypertext websites and other narratives, where events are portrayed, for example, out of chronological order or in other ways where the narrative does not follow the direct causality pattern of the events […]

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Skeleton Intro

Really, really rough attempt at thinking about my into….to be continued…. Intro (first draft- ROUGH!!) Description (from proposal..may need to change) My MA thesis is a highly personal and creative endeavor which explores the ways in which memory and mode impact the construction of meaning, the development of truth, and the discovery of one’s self. […]

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