The right place? part I
Being in the middle is a thought-provoking place to be, but it can be a difficult one. Sometimes just having lived that is most beneficial to others.
Well, it happened
I’m going to give a Ted Talk! Actually, I’ll be giving a TedX Sioux Falls talk in just a few weeks. May 4 to be precise. So planning and practice are in full force. Tonight I made a prop for it with my mom, then we hugged and cried and had a really nice moment.…
One thing that scares you
In 1997, Chicago Tribune journalist Mary Shmich wrote an essay about the value of advice. She set it up like a graduation speech, giving advice to young people getting ready to go out into the world: “Inside every adult lurks a graduation speaker dying to get out, some world-weary pundit eager to pontificate on life…
In the line of duty
When I was a journalism student many years ago, my college profs encouraged me and my fellow classmates to think about ethics in every class. History of the Press, Newswriting and Reporting, Critical and Editorial Writing, Layout and Design… each course introduced us to discussions about what was ethical, what responsibilities we had as journalists,…
Encountering new (to me) voices
Learning the history of the phrase “Black Power” helps me understand why the phrase feels incendiary to some still today.