Author Archives: Alyson Indrunas

About Alyson Indrunas

Always learning about instructional design, educational technology, professional development, adult education, and writing.

The Heft of Grief

Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings. ~Elisabeth Kübler Ross One of the words you frequently when you read about grief, is the adjective heavy. It’s made me think quite … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ambiguous Loss(es)

“Scientific discoveries happen not through method or magic, but from being open to discovery by listening to one’s emotions and responding to intuition. Like a poet, the researcher, as well as the therapist, needs the ability to imagine what the … Continue reading

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Wintering & Handiwork

“There are gaps in the mesh of the everyday world, and sometimes they open and you fall through them into somewhere else. Somewhere Else runs at a different pace to the here and now, where everyone else carries on.” ~Katherine … Continue reading

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Place & Shape

“Words will follow your path through the garden, on the walkways, benches, and walls. Yet unlike a book, the way in which you read the poem is multidirectional.” ~Maya Lin I made a small intention that I would blog twice … Continue reading

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Slush Pile

Dear Editor,* It’s highly likely this piece will end up lost in your slush pile. What to say to an editor of an anthology about traveling during a year when international borders were closed? How to differentiate my story from … Continue reading

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Nesting Through Grief

Grief, like an apple tree, grows crooked not straight. ~Robert Macfarlane One month ago, the love of my life and I said good-bye to our dog. Our best friend of fifteen years. He was having more bad days than good, … Continue reading

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Turn And Face The Strange

This week, the Feminist Survival Project podcast is going to end, and they asked their listeners share what they learned, and so I thought I’d get bloggy with it as a way to express my gratitude for their podcast and … Continue reading

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Quick Sketch

I promised myself I’d try to blog at least once a month this year, so here it is. I don’t really have anything in the bloggy draft that I’m ready to click publish with, and I just realized that September … Continue reading

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Somewhere Between The Time

“But I’d finally reached a point where the prospect of not writing a book was more awful than the one of writing a book that sucked.” ~Cheryl Strayed Of the three things I’ve learned since I’ve started watercolor painting, what … Continue reading

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Perfectly Imperfect

“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.” ~Georgia O’Keefe Teachers in online videos use phrases like perfectly imperfectly, loosely connected, ever-changing, uncontrollable … Continue reading

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