Zombie Writing

I had a good session with one of my writing students yesterday. We’ve been discussing the difference between writing a summary and writing a persuasive essay. He’d recently watched Becket in history class, assigned to complement their study of the…

A Crush

Brene Brown speaks to me. She opens her mouth, and I nod. Sigh. Smile. I’ve read all her books, and I’ve downloaded her recent Daring Greatly to my kindle. She makes her research approachable, inviting, and meaningful. This interview with…

Online Friends

I’ve written before about my online connections–both the rich friendships I’ve made and my reluctance to be so public. Today I want to talk about a connection to someone I don’t know– author Patti Digh. I bought her book Life…