Tag Archives: creative nonfiction

Go deep

Your generation needs your voice, but swimming in the shallows of written expression will get you nothing but a handful of rocks.                        Sugar Pine Point, Lake Tahoe     … Continue reading

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This is all true.

“Nomade, 2007” by Jaume Plensa, found in Des Moines Sculpture Garden, Iowa  Photo Credit: Catherine Keefe   Everyone asks why there can be no fiction in Composing Self. Exactly, I say. I say there’s enough to blow your mind in the … Continue reading

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Words in the Wild

                      Poly Canyon, San Luis Obispo                                             Photo by … Continue reading

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Protected: It doesn’t get much better than this

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A little context please.

Sometimes life gives the very best writing lessons. Sunday morning on the trail, I quite literally almost walked into this. Yep, it’s a rattlesnake. I think it’s a diamond back but I didn’t get any closer to identify it conclusively. … Continue reading

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Sometimes moms really do have the best advice…

There’s light at the end of the Bridge to Wisdom. Costa Rica. Photo Credit:  Catherine Keefe It came. Kony 2012, the “most viral video in history,” captured our attention in class.   One student called it, “pure propaganda, very well … Continue reading

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What Happened When the Professor Went On a Field Trip

I lied all the time as a teenager. I told tales about where I was going, who I was going with, and what kinds of things I did while I was out of the house.  Somehow I rationalized all the … Continue reading

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