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Writing Living Wide-Awakeness: What I Have Learned About Gratitude This Year

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I started working on my gratitude newsletter in July of 2016. The tone of the 2016 United States Presidential campaign left me no choice but to create something positive in the world. My heart was too heavy to carry all my sadness alone. Working on a political campaign was not enough. I needed to share hope, not fear. I needed …

Writing Living Wide-Awakeness: What I Have Learned Since I Defended My Dissertation

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I always think about my doctoral journey in August. I defended my dissertation at the University of Texas at Austin in August of 2003. My dissertation, Living Wide-Awakeness: High School Drama Teachers Creating Opportunities For Powerful Encounters With The Arts, examined the work of two high school drama teachers. I came to my research as someone who cares deeply about the work of …

Writing Living Wide-Awakeness: My Favorite Books About Writing, So Far

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“I heard a preacher say recently that hope is a revolutionary patience; let me add that so is being a writer. Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” ― Anne Lamott, Bird …

Writing Living Wide-Awakeness: Writing About Writing

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I write about writing. I have written about: working with editors, independently publishing a memoir, taking writing courses, writing query letters, writing while managing a day job, writing a dissertation, reading my favorite books about writing, and turning a print book into a digital book, just to name a few of the things about which I have posted on in …