Tag Archives: A Memoir

400 Word Memoir: Kickball

If you had asked me when I was seven years old what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, I would have said, “Play kickball. Everyday.” Quick story about playing kickball (a memoir): Ten years ago, I … Continue reading

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In Medias Res

Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea forever. ~Will Self Many years ago, I attended a typical committee meeting as … Continue reading

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A Path Of Recent Thought

I think of this as my main blog, and I want to keep it that way for now since some people actually tune in. I don’t know who you all are, but thanks for placing your needle on the record … Continue reading

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The Great PDX Migration: A Memoir

“What sticks to memory, often, are those odd little fragments that have no beginning and no end…” ― Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried Oh the possessions I have shed! I’ve moved away from Bellingham (again), and the last few … Continue reading

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The luxury of time & total immersion

Sounds like a memoir title, right? Only no. It’s the mission statement of a beautiful place I have discovered. Recently I enjoyed some holiday time–pure vacation. Time off. From life. From work. From everything. Time. It’s been a rough transition back, … Continue reading

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Community: One Book At A Time

If suppressing objectionable material amounts to ‘civil disobedience’…Mr. Thoreau, Mr. Gandhi and Dr. King … are rolling over in their graves.  ~Chuck Robinson, co-owner of Village Books, former employer, hero, fellow bike geek, friend. Quoted from “Booksellers The Battle Joined,” … Continue reading

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Type Something Nice

I know better, and I bet you do too. After an entirely long day, I busted out my laptop to do a quick revision. A quick look at Twitter. A quick update to some notes. It was three minutes before … Continue reading

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Warn Your Daughters About Dirtbag Romeo

I’ve had many conversations this week about young girls, the digital space, and the complications of love. And I have to tell you, if I had a daughter who was a teenager right now, I would have a very frank … Continue reading

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Writing in My Head About the #Fedwiki: A Memoir

On Friday, I hosted a “task force” meeting on my campus, and it was a spectacular bright spot to an otherwise kind of bleak week. Let’s just say I’m watching one amazing project die because a small vocal few dislike … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole of The #Fedwiki

Last night, I got a text message that read: If you don’t bring beer over to my house and drink it with me; you’re dead to me. No name. Unidentified number. I thought to myself, Joleen must have finally gotten … Continue reading

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