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Borders, Bodies, & Births: 2018 Reading Recap

I read more than I expected to this year! My Goodreads reading challenge goal was 35 books and I didn't fully anticipate I'd make it, but I actually read 39 books this year. Turns out, having an infant is more conducive to reading than I imagined it would be, with a few new tricks I've … Continue reading Borders, Bodies, & Births: 2018 Reading Recap

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Making Your Story Matter

Today, I led a breakout session on idea development at the Creative Nonfiction / Heinz Foundation workshop “Making Your Story Matter,” designed to help non-profit organizations brainstorm the kinds of stories they might want to tell. Below are links to several sample non-profit stories from that I think are successful; for each, I’ve identified the … Continue reading Making Your Story Matter

Digital Personality

I've just wrapped the second week of the Fall 2017 teaching semester, and I'm still in the warm glow of new students, new classes, new ideas. My Writing for Digital Media students had to complete and hand in questionnaires about their digital media habits, and I thought it was only fair I play along and … Continue reading Digital Personality

List 4: Troubled Cells and Good Medicine

Week 4/ List 4:  List the soundtrack of your life right now. About a month ago, my husband and I were talking about protest music; aware that we're on the verge of a massive social and political sea change, he wondered what kind of new music would emerge from the chaos and turmoil. Then came … Continue reading List 4: Troubled Cells and Good Medicine

List 3: Midnight Radio, or, Joy as an Act of Resistance

This post is part of a series inspired by the 52 lists project journal; read more about my intention and approach in the original post here. Week 3 / List 3: List the happiest moments of your life so far. This week, I'm not actually going to include my entire list in the post (sorry!) because, in … Continue reading List 3: Midnight Radio, or, Joy as an Act of Resistance