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Writers Can Learn a lot from Rachel Crow

August 14, 2012

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Spent the weekend in New Jersey with my son watching boy band sensation Big Time Rush in concert. Don’t laugh—we had a fabulous time, and those guys know how to put on a show that will make audiences leave satisfied. Before we got to BTR, however, we sat through two open acts—including X Factor fan […]

Length is Relative–at Least When It Comes to Writing Articles

May 7, 2012

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Even in this age of Twitter, it’s  hard to find a journalist who doesn’t like to write long. We all love to share our prose and think ourselves masters of wit and language. We can turn a phrase like a ballerina on pointe. Which is why I was a little surprised today when my students […]

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 […]

Sticks and Stones May Break my Bones but Words…

September 25, 2011

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Good friends invited us to join the Hooligan section of the Columbus Crew game yesterday for the sold-out game against the L.A. Galaxy. We thought it sounded like fun. We were right. Their 5-year-old son and 10-year-old Danny played soccer in the parking lot while we tailgated in adult, but tame fashion. When we joined […]