The Power of Story

By |2018-03-02T16:29:57-06:00March 18th, 2016|

My work has always been about telling stories. As a newspaper reporter fresh out of college, I gathered and wrote the stories of people and organizations in the Chicago suburbs: politicians, businesspeople, ordinary citizens who [...]

Discovering your voice

By |2018-03-02T16:32:27-06:00July 1st, 2015|

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split wide open.” Muriel Rukeyser, poet, feminist, political activist What does it mean to discover and use your voice? What [...]

Doing things that are hard

By |2018-03-02T16:32:47-06:00June 17th, 2015|

At about 3 a.m., I am running in a warm, foggy rain down a wooded path, somewhere just south of Racine, Wisconsin. My glasses are constantly fogging up (why did I think taking out my [...]

Always Trust Your Story

By |2018-03-02T16:45:00-06:00October 16th, 2012|

“When you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention.” ----Frederick Beuchner Plowing through Facebook updates, I scroll quickly past political diatribe, cat meme, prayer requests from [...]

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