The Bookish Fox

A Writing Lesson from DJs

My best friend got married last weekend, and I have to say: her DJ was lit. Not only did he play Salt-N-Pepa twice, but his transitions were perfect. When Montell sang, "Let's flip the track, bring the old school back," Backstreet Boys' "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" started playing. Something equally genius happened when Miley Cyrus sang,…

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How I Escaped the Ivory Tower

Once upon a time, I worked in the ivory of tower of academia. I taught students how to read Middle English (they loved that) and coached football players on how to write essays on Oscar Wilde (I was obsessed with that magic lightbulb moment when everything clicked into place). But I eventually left to join the…

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