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Education Politics

Posturing and Empty Gestures

In which a couple of Indiana state legislators are suddenly interested in providing funding for public schools—and no discernible educational benefit can be found.

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Life

Miss Sophie

Sophie adopted us a year ago today. Some words and photos.

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Travel

Pacific Northwest Trip

Photos from Pacific Northwest trip (Portland, Northern California sequoia country, and Seattle) in April 2012.

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Fiction

On Storytelling

Emma Coats shares storytelling tips based on her time working at Pixar.

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Life

Leap Day

In which it is warm and I take a walk.

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Life

Of 2011

In which I take stock of 2011 and find it most excellent.

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Screenplays

The Jackal Girl (trailer fragment)

EXT. TAR HOLLOW STATE FOREST, OHIO   DUSK The steady breathing of a large animal is heard as it races through the forest underbrush, weaving in and out among the trees. RAMONA SCHAEFER (voiceover) Some things should not exist. INT. SCHAEFER HOME   NIGHT Ramona, 21, plain, tall, and slender, walks down the dark hall in her […]

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Non-fiction

Bagel run

I’m a light sleeper but I’m convinced that I learned this behavior. Dad is an early riser. If I wanted to join him on his Sunday morning bagel run, then I needed to be up early. For some time, I wouldn’t wake up until I heard the sound of the sun catcher rattling against the […]

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Non-fiction

Dry leaves. Dust. Sunshine.

The red, patterned carpet on the short flight of stairs leading down to the front door isn’t as worn here as it is in other places in the house. The sun coming through the glass door warms the entry way. The gray slate floor of the landing releases a  warm, vaguely wet smell. I crouch down […]

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General

Not so Novel

See here for a new writing project I started with Sara and Jes. Expect to see more writing here! Now if I only had time to bring this blog back into full working order…