Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Art—and, yes, the Joy—of the Obituary

Back by popular demand–Sue Hessel and I will teach another 2-part workshop on the self-written obituary. ONLINE workshop meets on two Thursdays, August 8th and August 22, 2013, from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CDT. APH members $70 for two sessions. Non-APH … Continue reading

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By Sariah Daine Decades ago, I used to fear that I would never forget the childhood abuse and all of the mental anguish that came with it. Then–I was afraid I would forget my past, my stories. Now, in this … Continue reading

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Fall Writing Workshops: Trying a New Approach

When I concluded my last workshop in Spring 2013, I closed the door on the classroom with a certain sense of finality. “Burn out” is too strong a word for what I was feeling, but something was nibbling at the … Continue reading

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What Is Nostalgia Good For?

Two links to share this morning, related to the uses of nostalgia. First, from the New York Times, a feature exploring recent research. “Nostalgia, long considered a disorder, is now recognized as a largely positive emotion,” columnist John Tierney reports. … Continue reading

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Flash-Dancing toward Independence

No, not that kind of flashdance. Last night I danced again in a flash mob in the name of One Billion Rising. We convened on the Capital Square in Madison on the same evening as the most popular (and populous) Concert … Continue reading

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