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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Everyone with a sign had gone through the same process. She’d given thought to what she (or he) wanted to tell the world. Had considered and rejected messages, chosen one that fit. … And now, having created a message, she was putting it out there. Reaching it skyward through long hours of standing, arms raised, shoulders burning.

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Long-form journalism

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 | 0 comments

Long-form journalism

For me, it’s like sculpture–except that I have to gather the clay myself before I begin to sculpt. When something pleasing finally emerges, it’s very satisfying.

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To tweet, or to write?

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 | 0 comments

To tweet, or to write?

Because the hit of adrenaline you get from having your words liked and retweeted by complete strangers is addictive. It’s tempting to spend way too much time crafting those 140 characters of wit. You can find yourself approaching each new thought with the question: “How can I tweet this?”

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Why ospreys?

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Why ospreys?

As my story developed, I watched my characters discover their own concerns reflected in the lives and habits of the ospreys; my fictional people, I found, were taking comfort, gaining perspective and learning lessons about their own lives through watching and trying to protect these incredible birds.

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Eagle- and osprey-peeping: not just for the nosy

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 | 0 comments

Eagle- and osprey-peeping: not just for the nosy

A small, fuzzy and slow-moving bald eagle chick hatched from an egg early this morning in a high-up nest somewhere in Pennsylvania.

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A Valentine

Posted on Feb 14, 2015 | 0 comments

A Valentine

My father, whose tapping typewriter was the background soundtrack of my childhood, is the reason I write. He loved books, and he made books. It was never a question: I would too. I’m pretty sure it was his love that made me think that I could. I miss him most on Valentine’s Day. He made the best...

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