Appointments

 

 

The following is a list of courses that I have taught. These appointments are listed by descending course number.

LIT 652: Graduate Seminar in World Literature
College of Online and Continuing Education, Southern New Hampshire University

LIT 650: Graduate Seminar in American Literature
College of Online and Continuing Education, Southern New Hampshire University

LIT 510: Graduate Seminar in Victorian Literature
College of Online and Continuing Education, Southern New Hampshire University

LIT 509: Graduate Seminar in Romantic Literature
Course Author & Subject Matter Expert; Southern New Hampshire University

ENG 507: Grant Writing
Masters Program in English, Grand Canyon University

ENG 505: Critical Practices for Teaching Literature
Masters Program in Education, Grand Canyon University

LIT 451: Seminar in British Literature
Course Author & Subject Matter Expert; Southern New Hampshire University

EN 3105: Monsters & Men in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Landmark College

EN 3011: Advanced Writing
“Exploring the Digital Humanities,” Landmark College

ENG 305: Advanced Writing for the Arts and Sciences Professions
“Writing Across Disciplines;” Northeastern University, Boston MA

ENG 305: Advanced Writing for the Business Professions
“Writing Across Disciplines;” Northeastern University

 ENG 242: Double Vision: The Nineteenth-Century Doppelgänger
“Reading Prose Fiction;” University of Washington

LITR 220: American Literature Before the Civil War
American Public University

LITR 221: English Literature from the 18th Century to the Present
American Public University

ENG 205: Global Issues in the Media
Community College of Vermont

LITR 202: World Literature Since the Renaissance
American Public University

ENG 201: American Literature I
Florence Darlington Technical College

LITR 201: World Literature Through the Renaissance
American Public University

ENG 200: Strange Children: Nineteenth-Century Representations
“Reading Literature;” University of Washington

ENG 200: Victorian Zombie
“Reading Literature;”  University of Washington

ENG 197: “Writing Link” with ENG 202
Interdisciplinary Writing Program, University of Washington

ENG 131: The Self-Portrait of a Blind Painter
“Expository Writing;” University of Washington

ENG 131: Revolutionary Perspectives
“Expository Writing;” University of Washington

ENG 131: Listening to the Modern World
“Expository Writing;” University of Washington

ENG 111: Introduction to Literature
Highline Community College

ENG 111: The “Quaking” of America: Building the National Body
“Writing and Literature;” University of Washington

ENG 111: Sanity and the Superhero
“Writing and Literature;” University of Washington

ENG 111: Strange Children
“Writing and Literature;”  University of Washingto

ENG 111: Children in Wonderland
“Writing and Literature;” University of Washington

EN1021: Research and Analysis
“Food for Thought,” Landmark College
“Strange Children,” Landmark College

EN 1011: College Composition & Rhetoric
Landmark College

ENG 105: Contemporary Aestheticism: The Search for Beauty and Truth
“College Writing;” Northeastern University

ENG 105: A History of Torture
“College Writing;” Northeastern University

ENG 101 Online: Cultural Diversity in Education Today
“Principals of Writing;” Highline Community College

ENG 101 Online: Utopia and Photography
“Principals of Writing;” Highline Community College

ENG 101 Hybrid: Utopia and Film
“Principals of Writing;” Highline Community College

WRIT 101: Through the Looking Glass: The Politics of Growing Up
“Principals of Writing;”  Highline Community College

WRIT 101: Society and Self
“Principals of Writing;” Highline Community College

EN 0911: Developmental Writing
Landmark College

DEV 0600: Career Readiness Certification Program
Community College of Vermont

Visiting Summer Program
“Establishing Effective Writing Processes;” Landmark College

Recent Posts

Week 2, Day 2

Yesterday was to be Day 2 of the second week of my wellness program, but I was hit with a rare retinal migraine, which I have not experienced for over a year now. There was a time for a span of almost 20 years, during which I experienced these debilitating migraine attacks frequently. They always begin with aura in my right eye and then I lose my sight in the right eye. Then I experience aphasia (which can last for hours), then numbness in my limbs, then vomitting, and then — when the experience is really bad — I lose control of my bowels. These early phases can last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. After the first phase, then the migraine begins to set in. It is only on my left side and usually renders me completely unable to move or do anything for the rest of the day. There was a time when this would happen a couple times a week.

During the last four years I have made enormous strides in learning tools for helping me “stop” the attack at the aura stage so that it does not progress at all through the other symptoms. I do, however, still have to go through the migraine that results. This was the case yesterday.

I have come to learn through the years that my triggers for these attacks involve some emotional and physical components. Usually they happen when I have done strenuous exercise. Usually, it will happen before my period or right at the beginning of my cycle. And, usually there is some stress-related emotional charge happening at the time, which I have been working through.

The day was to be my first formal day at Irish Step Dance class, so I was really bummed when my husband had to notify the instructor that I was not able to attend. My focus for the day was just to get through the day to the best of my ability. There was a lot of drama to deal with — more than usual, unfortunately — and I had to slur my way through some speaking as I had to attend to some issues. I went to bed early and got 10 hours of rest.

This morning I felt a lot better but I continue to feel the “aftermath” of the attack. My brain is foggy, my eyes are slumped down, my head is sore, and feel very exhausted even though I got plenty of sleep. I know that I have to take it easy although I want to workout and push the limits. I have learned to take these cues from my body when it tells me that is enough is enough. I suspect that I know exactly what the problem is, emotionally, right now, and I plan on slowing down and dealing with these stressful issues right now even though they are difficult.

Today’s Workout

I eased into this recovery day with some mindful yoga and meditation, taking my time to enjoy each delicious movement. I focused on gentle, intentional breath for healing. For the meditation, I found my inner light and worked that through my chakras, paying particular attention to the heart and throat, which are the areas that I need attention the most through this emotionally-charged moment in time.


Also, I reached out to a friend and we are meeting today just so I can have a little extra care today, mentally.

I had a great walk in the beautiful forest this afternoon. I love this time of year!

Today’s Nutrition

Lately I have been staying within my calorie range but eating a lot of chocolate — one day I even just had 600 calories of chocolate for dinner. My goal has not really yet been health-focused as much as it has been range-focused since I do generally eat very healthy (unless I am grappling with emotional turmoil, as I have been lately, then I tend to binge eat). My focus remains on staying within a healthy range of calories right now, but the next step is to deal more directly with my binge-eating moments.

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