1/20/2017

1/20/2017

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 in Essay, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Today the world does not stop; today the world changes. I know I am changed from the person I was two months ago, and I cannot be the only one. The events of this election moved me from complacency to action, and that is something I did not and could not foresee. The action is […]

Glamour magazine’s response to appropriating reader content inquiry.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 in Essay | No Comments

From: Glamour Letters <letters@glamour.com> To: “jessica@jessicaconoley.com” <jessica@jessicaconoley.com> Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:48 PM Subject: Re: You Said It Hi Jessica, Thank you for contacting Glamour to share your thoughts on our essay contest. We value your feedback, and I have passed your email along to the top editors, including Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive. We thank you […]

Does Glamour appropriate content under the guise of contests?

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 in Essay | 2 Comments

Dear Glamour, I love that you are so excited to hear about your readers “Amazing Real-Life Stories!” It’s so generous of you to offer one person $5,000, a chance for publication, and the possibility of meeting with a literary agent. This really is an opportunity that could make one person’s dreams come true! I went […]

Mary Poppins and my right to VOTE

Mary Poppins and my right to VOTE

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 in Essay | 2 Comments

I’ve decided to take November off from blogging, social media, and newsletters.  I’ll be challenging myself and participating in National Novel Writing Month.  The general idea is 50,000 new words on a novel by the end of the month.  I am an uber slow writer, so this seems insanely difficult and unattainable to me—but I […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Springfield

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | 4 Comments

IBE&TIHD, Springfield Edition By Jessica Conoley PIE = YUM; MEAT = DELICIOUS; ere go MEAT PIES = YUMMY DELICIOUSNESS. Deciding it was time to add another IBE&TIHD adventure to my list, my mom-parents and I set off in search of meat pie in the town of Springfield, MO. Everything I knew about meat pies prior […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Oskaloosa

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Oskaloosa

Posted on Jun 4, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | 6 Comments

We ate at a place called Chunkie Dunkers. I really don’t know what else there is to say. It was exactly what a place named Chunkie Dunkers should be, and now (months later) my body is still trying to expunge the grease that’s caked to my guts from that lunch. It started as a text […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Tennessee

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Tennessee

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | No Comments

IBE&TIHD, Tennessee Edition By Jessica Conoley For this dinner you’ll need a little backstory. 1) I am from Kansas City. 2) Kansas City invented real barbecue. 3) I love barbecue. 4) The rest of the world makes very delicious meats—sometimes they call them barbecue, and they are wrong but to be polite I don’t tell […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Washington Edition

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Washington Edition

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | 2 Comments

Location: Vito’s, 927 9th Ave, Seattle, WA Time: February 13, 2016 7:30 p.m. PST I could start with the décor straight out of a ‘50s mob-olicious film—red leather banquettes, black marbled mirrors, candlelight that makes everyone look good. I could enthrall you with the in depth Battlestar Galactica discussion, or tell you the tale of […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Bangor Edition

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | No Comments

I’ve Been Everywhere, and Then I Had Dinner Bangor Edition by Jessica Conoley Location: 11 Central, Downtown, Bangor, Maine. Oil paintings by a local artist, favoring vibrant colors, brighten the brick walls. Large plate glass windows at the front of the restaurant overlook Central Street. The tables are arranged with an open feel, and the […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Boston

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Boston

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | One Comment

I’ve Been Everywhere, and Then I Had Dinner, Boston Edition by Jessica Conoley Location: Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar in Quincy Market, Boston, Massachusetts. A sidewalk table, under an awning, with a view of all the foot traffic and shenanigans, like this guy. Even though there’s canvas over our heads, small almond shaped yellow leaves […]