A few former students are taking a communication class and asked if they could interview me about my time outside the U.S. I was thinking recently about the whole genre of interviews and what the website The Nervous Breakdown does with their author self-interviews. Thought I’d give one a shot. It is fun to […]
I like interviews. They are a combination of conversation, questions, answers, listening, and often monotasking. These are all great things. I love the variety of interviews, and I love the purposeful seriousness that even comic interviews take.
Let’s pause to consider the variety of things that fall under the category of INTERVIEW. There are oral history […]
Why write if you aren’t going to do anything with it?
– Student’s question on William Stafford’s habit of exploratory writing
How do you know you’re not going to do anything with it? Some things you start, you might pick up years later. Writing is a piece of thinking. Do you “do something” with every thought […]
Just finished Spring Break. And the week after Spring Break…
Why do we hold ourselves to arbitrary deadlines? We want structure, I suppose. And to get things done. I told myself last month that I should write an Appreciation a day in the month of March… and post them here….and was doing that…and then […]
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