Author Archives: Alyson Indrunas

About Alyson Indrunas

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

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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Chapter 3: A Memoir

The trouble with goals is that you’re constantly working toward what you used to want. ~Sarah Manguso from 300 Arguments I keep this notebook of the memoir I’m working on, and it has sat collecting dust for the past two … Continue reading

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Teaching

All this, all of this love we’re talking about, it would just be a memory. Maybe not even a memory.” ~Raymond Carver I love Raymond Carver, and I’ve reused (plagiarized?) this title so many times because I wish I had created it. … Continue reading

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Ça Depend

We all carry trace fossil’s within us–the marks that the dead and the missed leave behind. Handwriting on the envelope, the wear on a wooden step left by footfall; the memory of a familiar gesture by someone gone, repeated so … Continue reading

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Chapter 2: A Memoir

This week I spent my morning writing time working on the second chapter of my book, “On and Off The Trail.” I’ve decided to ditch Medium after learning there is a paywall, and I’m not actually down with (wait for … Continue reading

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Chapter 1: A Memoir

Ten months ago, I wrote this pretentious somewhat overwrought blurb for the book that I was going to write. Ten months later, I have a draft with some reasonable heft, and nine chapters. So here goes. The first assignment of … Continue reading

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At Capacity With Words

This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no room for fear, we speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal. ~Toni Morrison For some … Continue reading

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