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Words, Words Everywhere and Barely a Piece to Write

February 13, 2013

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I don’t have writer’s block–I’m certain of that. I actually have a million ideas revolving around in my head, and I keep meeting interesting people and enjoying amazing experiences that would all be worth writing about. The challenge truly is finding the time. Teaching four classes is invigorating, and my students inspire me every day. […]

Give a kid a newspaper, and he will read for a lifetime

September 4, 2012

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My 11-year-old son was freaking out the other morning. It had nothing to do with breakfast or his clothes, or whether he had studied for the quiz that loomed. He was freaking because our newspaper had failed to be delivered on time. I know what you are thinking–what self-respecting 6th grader reads the newspaper? After […]

Of Tressel, ‘Bang Bang’ and Multimedia Journalism–Closing Out the Year at Ohio State

June 5, 2011

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Life is full of surprises. Last April I could not have been more surprised when School of Communication director Dr. Carroll Glynn wrote me a one sentence email that changed my life: “Would you like to teach full-time at Ohio State?”  I had been teaching one class at OSU (my beloved magazine writing) for six […]

Using My Friends for the Greater Good

October 20, 2010

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In the spirit of, “If you can’t ask your your friends for help, what good are they?” I have pestered a few of my friends to share themselves and their talents with my news classes, and their help and insights have been amazing. It started Tuesday in one section of my News Media Presentation class […]

I Read Today…

September 7, 2010

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I read today that you need to make $75,000 a year to be happy. That, according to an AP article in the Columbus Dispatch, is the launch point from which people feel comfortable in their financial standing. And that, the article said, means happiness for many. Now I now a lot of people who make […]