Author Archives: Alyson Indrunas

About Alyson Indrunas

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

New Teacher Binder

I promised I would blog my response to a question in a week to share all of the things that I didn’t get to say when I had the privilege of speaking to Todd Conaway’s learning community. First, let me … Continue reading

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Your Tugboat Captain

A grove of trees has been on my mind as the forests around me burned. If not for the ocean in the west, wildfires were burning in every direction where I live. This summer, I read about this magical grove … Continue reading

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Dear Young One

Here is a letter I wrote to my younger self as part of a writing-workshop-group-writing-together, and I saw two folks in the flesh yesterday. Here’s a chapter in my book connecting a previous chapter to one I have not yet … Continue reading

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Things We Carry

We are in the process of doing some home improvements that we have put off for five years. When we sat down with our priorities and budgets five years ago, we decided to buy bikes and live with gnarly carpets … Continue reading

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cour-sera-sera

The French have a saying that I quite love. Plus ça çhange plus c’est la même chose. When I hear a French speaker say these words, I feel like I am witnessing a benediction, a resignation, an acceptance of all … Continue reading

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The Place Where You Live

Tried my best to get this down to 200 words and contact my friend for a photo. Neither happened. Orion magazine has this lovely invitation to write about where you live. If you are a writer, you should do it. … Continue reading

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To Scribble and Erase and Scribble Again

Watercolor painting is teaching me how to learn when it is time to stop. Unlike writing, where you can rewrite and revise words for decades, if you rework a shape too much using watercolor, the paper starts to break down. … Continue reading

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Teacher-Leader & Other Words I Make Up

This past year, 2021, was not my best year as a blogger. I somehow wrote thousands of words, however. Just not here. Close to having a draft of a book, this girl. A Memoir. No, really. It’s a memoir.  I … Continue reading

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Now Some Thoughts on Writing

This past weekend I printed out all of the chapters I think will make up the book that I have been working on in some shape or form for over twenty years. I have not researched old journals to pinpoint … Continue reading

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Water. Paint. Ratio.

The language of watercolor is poetry. The naming of colors is a history I’ve never learned. Colors help us classify animals, minerals, and plants. A language of colors is classification. A science of color. The definition of color reminds me … Continue reading

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