Felicia, it sure looks to me like the two pieces I have invested my time in reading this a.m. were written by outside writers invited to be part of Medium Staff paid membership writing program while other writers who are
at least in my case exactly the fucking same as you except I didn’t blow $130K on Columbia, I blew 1/4 of the amount on Chapman University which does enable me to pay my bills (barely) by teaching practical skills to awesome students
FUCKED ALL TO FUCK THE FUCKING FUCK
The Director of my MFA program wanted to blow his brains out and I with him for the exact same reasons you state. Only we weren’t part of such a great, high-toned, high level, intellectually-sound and literarily excellent writing program.
He did real well with what he did and I love him very much.