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Silently Drawn: So I Quit My Job, Now What?

This morning, standing in front of 20 or so surprisingly eager 10th graders in their Writers Workshop class, I got the giddy urge to share the news. After ten years, it’s my last week as a teacher. At least for … Continue reading

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Ingredients for Creativity, According to Me, Steve Jobs, Einstein, and my Cousin Lisa

Something that’s been on my mind is creativity: what is it and how does it happen? Halloween week seems a particularly apt week to explore it. More than any other holiday, Halloween celebrates creativity. The focus isn’t on gifts or … Continue reading

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A Love Letter to Teenagers

“The secret message communicated to most young people today is that they are not needed, that society will run itself quite nicely until they – at some distant point in the future – will take over the reigns. Yet the … Continue reading

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