O Mighty Crisis started in 2006 when I required students in a freshman composition class to create and publish blogs — it seemed only fair I experience the thing, too. After sixteen weeks, the students fled my class, screaming and ripping out tufts of their hair, swearing they’d never again write anything voluntarily. Not so for me. Surging towards my 700th post (only 324 of them about me getting lost in the woods), I still find myself compelled to chronicle every half-formed thought that wafts through the empty chamber of my skull. My apologies.

To contact me: omightycrisis@gmail.com

If you use the email, practice your finest civility. Otherwise, do as your mother always advised and hold your tongue (also: why are you typing with your tongue?). I’m very fragile.


3 responses to “About”

  1. Michael Avatar

    Ms. Pihlaja,
    Are you in permamnant exile from the original O Mighty Crisis, or is this new incarnation merely a taxi vehicle to ferry you through until you return to the homeland?

  2. Deborah Avatar

    Put an email subscription button on your blog, Miss P. All those students will be wanting to hear more from you,

  3. Rhea Root Avatar
    Rhea Root

    My father, Lowell Gorseth is beautifully mentioned in one of your articles. He’s been gone now for 26 years and I cannot express in words what your writing does for my heart! What a beautiful thing it is to know he lives on through his work on earth! Your students may not realize it now, but you are continuing his work in your own ways and there’s no tribute more beautiful than that! Thank you for blessing us with your words and reaching our children who have a safe place with you!

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