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Learning to Read the Sports Page with Aaron Portzline

November 1, 2011

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I have breakfast with Aaron Portzline every morning. Get your mind out of then gutter–it’s not like that. Aaron is the Columbus Dispatch reporter covering our NHL team, the Blue Jackets, which has made him something like a Greek storyteller, covering triumph and tragedy, farce and frivolity. And around our house, he is a little […]

What Happens When the Art of Revision Gets Messy?

October 14, 2011

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Revision sucks. Revision, which in French means “to see again,” is the fresh vegetables of writing–it’s really good for you, and you need it in your life, but a lot of people hate it. Ignoring it doesn’t mean you don’t need it, and you surely can’t live without it. And that last part is a […]

Introducing a Child of 2001 to History on the 9/11 Anniversary

September 12, 2011

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Last night I watched the CBS documentary by Jules and Gedeon Naudet, and James Hanlon, “9/11: 10 YEARS LATER,” and I was not alone. In addition to my husband, 10-year-0ld Danny was also on the couch with me. Like our American tragedy, Danny was born in 2001, and he was nearly seven months old on […]

Linking to a Legend Named Harvey

September 6, 2011

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“Learn about Harvey, your new connection…” So said the emailed I received tonight from Linked In. Though it may be one of the least sexy or glamorous of the social medias in use, I love Linked In for so many reasons. I have had great luck finding sources when other options have failed. Searching by […]

Teaching to the Test

August 28, 2011

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As my 10-year-old son sat at his computer one night last spring, sweat began trickling down the side of his face like he was in the “Marathon Man” dental chair. His eyes darted between the monitor and the keyboard, willing his brain to find the right answer and his fingers to type the right key–as […]

Starting School with Juan Williams

August 21, 2011

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But much like Lord Voldemort's rebounding killing curse that made Harry Potter stronger, so did NPR's move appear to enhance, not dilute, Williams' career. He locked into a robust contract with Fox News, and wrote a book called "Muzzled," which speaks about his personal experience with NPR, and the nationwide "muzzling" of reasonable people with middle-of-the-road viewpoints our culture is experiencing.

Writers Talking and Writing

August 9, 2011

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I have been surrounded by words from inspiring people this week, and that, of course, inspires me to write. Spent part of the morning with the Statewide Editors Association talking about the publishing of trade magazines and the special challenges and opportunities they represent. Several dozen editors and writers from across America gather annually for […]