This has also been published as a guest post on This Is True. Source: PictureQuotes.com Every Sunday morning, I spend time writing for This is True, the oldest entertainment email publication on the Internet. It's a highlight of my week as I get to digest interesting and unusual news stories down to 100-200 words, then … Continue reading A Badge of Honor, Tarnished
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Bloganuary Day 2: Road Trip!
Yes, I'm actually doing a second blog post! Today's Bloganuary prompt: What is a road trip you would love to take? Funny enough: this isn't just a mental exercise. My work offers a paid three-month sabbatical that I'll be taking at the end of this year, and a road trip may be part of it! … Continue reading Bloganuary Day 2: Road Trip!
Bloganuary: Advice to my teenage self
Like everything I do, I'm off to a late start for the WordPress.com bloganuary challenge, but better late than never! It's a list of daily writing prompts for each day in January, and the first question is: What advice would you give to your teenage self? That's easy: don't join that cult! From 1986-1996, I … Continue reading Bloganuary: Advice to my teenage self
In September a notice went up for the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) needed writers for the upcoming playoff season. I replied to the request and was fortunate enough to be picked up for the job. It’s not especially glamorous or anything like that, but it was enabling me to write sports again.
When I graduated from high school I knew that I wanted to be a journalist, specifically a sports journalist. So in 1996 I started writing for my college paper called The Collegian and would later become one of its editors. Not long after I began writing for the college paper, I got picked up to be a stringer for The Lorain Morning Journal. I just covered city council meetings but it was fun and a lot of good practice.
But the sports department was where I wanted to be. It was mere feet away from…
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