I’m hoping to have a PAIGI post up in the next couple of days, but until then, enjoy some Saturday night jams.
Quick update as we head into the new semester: eagle eyed visitors will notice the Ko-Fi button on the right side of the screen. I’ll also include it below, in case it does not show up on mobile.
Grad school definitely isn’t cheap, and everybody needs help now and then making it through the week. I don’t expect Ko-Fi to pay the bills but if you’ve enjoyed my writing or just feel a bit generous, maybe drop a few bucks in the bucket for the occasional coffee or study snack? I’d be forever grateful for any donations anyone can spare.
2016 has been a raging dumpster fire of a year, but today I really just need to remind myself of how well I have succeeded over the past 12 months. I have graduated from UMSL with a BA in English, a member of the honors college, and as magna cum laude, during which I had work published in both Litmag (the spring college mag) and Bellerive (the honors college’s fall mag). I am now going to UIUC for my masters in library and information science, after spending 2 years working in the Thomas Jefferson Library, which ultimately cemented my decision to shift from English to LIS. I also got out of the house more, met a lot of amazing people, read a lot of great stuff, did some great writing, and established some wonderful relationships with my professors and supervisors that I hope continue in 2017 and beyond.
So, yeah. You know what? Wasn’t all bad. Positivity still survives somewhere in the world, even if sometimes I forget that it exists. We are number one. We got this. Bring it on, 2017. We are the heroes now.
Tomorrow, I’m going to talk about Thomas Jefferson and the meaning of legacy. But tonight, I am exhausted and the city is too darn hot for being still spring, so I’ll just play you a song instead.
I have something more in-depth in mind for a blog post later this week. Naturally, it’s about reading (when is it not?).
In the meantime, take it away, Sade!
Regular blog posts coming in the near future (I hope!)
BBC: Actor Alan Rickman dies aged 69, of cancer.
- Fuck cancer.
- I didn’t realize until today how many of my favorite films Alan Rickman was in – the Harry Potter series, Dogma, Galaxy Quest, Die Hard… It’s an overwhelmingly stellar film list and a testament to his ability and skill as an actor.
- When I next re-read the Harry Potter series, his voice will always be my Professor Snape. He is Severus Snape for me. I will never lose that, his performance was so powerful.
- 2016 is awful. First David Bowie, now Alan Rickman — and earlier this year, Natalie Cole passed away too.
God must have something to say, she's called the Metatron back home.
— Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) January 14, 2016