writing Archive

  • Juniper’s Big Adventure By Declan and his mom Declan and I wrote this together by hand, passing the notebook back and forth, each taking a turn at contributing a line […]

    An interdimensional mother-son story

    Juniper’s Big Adventure By Declan and his mom Declan and I wrote this together by hand, passing the notebook back and forth, each taking a turn at contributing a line […]

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  • Declan is upstairs, singing along to an extended disco remix of Donna Summer’s “I Will Live for Love” that someone has set to a video parade of stellar objects on […]

    Goulash

    Declan is upstairs, singing along to an extended disco remix of Donna Summer’s “I Will Live for Love” that someone has set to a video parade of stellar objects on […]

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  • I produce and ingest hearty portions of all of the major Internet food groups daily: tweets, shared items and updates on Facebook, a wide variety of blogs and news aggregators. […]

    Aspiration: Read more, read well

    I produce and ingest hearty portions of all of the major Internet food groups daily: tweets, shared items and updates on Facebook, a wide variety of blogs and news aggregators. […]

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  • As I was cleaning on New Year’s Day, an old cookie fortune flittered out of a pile of papers onto the floor. “You’re a perfectionist,” it said, in deceptively friendly […]

    Imperfectionism

    As I was cleaning on New Year’s Day, an old cookie fortune flittered out of a pile of papers onto the floor. “You’re a perfectionist,” it said, in deceptively friendly […]

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  • I had the remarkable opportunity to interview artist James Turrell a couple of weeks ago and preview his light installation at Franklin Park Conservatory. I hope that the story I […]

    Give me light

    I had the remarkable opportunity to interview artist James Turrell a couple of weeks ago and preview his light installation at Franklin Park Conservatory. I hope that the story I […]

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  • So, she recommended that whether we’re headed for BlogHer or not, women bloggers consider introducing themselves to the wider community by posting about the perverse-sounding act of Googling ourselves. This […]

    Great Google-y moogly: An alternative “about me”

    So, she recommended that whether we’re headed for BlogHer or not, women bloggers consider introducing themselves to the wider community by posting about the perverse-sounding act of Googling ourselves. This […]

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  • I spent a good part of yesterday as a judge for Power of the Pen, a scholastic writing competition for middle school kids, which was an honor and an absolute […]

    Pen power

    I spent a good part of yesterday as a judge for Power of the Pen, a scholastic writing competition for middle school kids, which was an honor and an absolute […]

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  • I just received a happy piece of news in my email. For the second year running, KnowledgeWorks Foundation’s annual publications about urban high school reform have won silver Wilmer Shields […]

    We look good in silver

    I just received a happy piece of news in my email. For the second year running, KnowledgeWorks Foundation’s annual publications about urban high school reform have won silver Wilmer Shields […]

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  • Here is a story that I wrote for Columbus Alive this week. Declan helped. Not because he is a particularly good editor or writer at two and a half, but […]

    Child helps journalist

    Here is a story that I wrote for Columbus Alive this week. Declan helped. Not because he is a particularly good editor or writer at two and a half, but […]

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  • Writing a blog is a funny exercise. When I write for publication, media kits and writer’s guidelines give me some sense of who the audience is, or, more precisely, who […]

    Who are you and what are we doing here together?

    Writing a blog is a funny exercise. When I write for publication, media kits and writer’s guidelines give me some sense of who the audience is, or, more precisely, who […]

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