I’m still on the mailing list, so I was one of the first to receive the news: the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2017 has just been selected. Six Naval Officers were chosen for the program, wherein they study a language for one year at the Defense Language Institute and spend two years earning a master’s … More The Olmsted Scholarship = Ejection Handle
A reaction to Bruce Fleming’s latest call for dissolution. I’m Bruce Fleming’s worst nightmare. Fleming has been an English professor at the United States Naval Academy since 1987, an institution that I entered in the summer of 2003. I never had Fleming as a professor, but I have been privy to his writing about the … More Should we get rid of Annapolis?
or,”Weighing the Validity of The School of Hard Knocks” When I was in high school, I walked the hallways between classes and observed many students with whom I didn’t interact within the classroom. We were in different grades, or in the same grade but different classes. Life was crazy in the hallways: a world of … More Yet Another Think Piece About MFA Writing Programs