Creative Non-fiction, On Writing, Opinion / Editorial

If Storytellers Wrote the News — (The Nepal Earthquake, and Why the News is So Forgettable)

It’s amazing to me how quickly we move on in the world when it comes to tragedies. The earthquake in Nepal was horrendous. Over a week after, they were still finding people buried under rubble. Yet, within a day or two after the event I mostly stopped hearing about it. A couple years ago I… Continue reading If Storytellers Wrote the News — (The Nepal Earthquake, and Why the News is So Forgettable)

Creative Non-fiction

Moon of Vanishing Stock Dams

When the writing comes difficult, sometimes exercises are helpful. I learned the MOON creative non-fiction exercise in college. A moon correlates to a season of life. Here is one of mine: It was one of the driest and hardest summers for ranchers in South Dakota and it brought more trials and back-aching work than I’d… Continue reading Moon of Vanishing Stock Dams