Monday, January 22, 2018

A Video I Must Share: Dr. Tien Ung

This has nothing to do with writing, publishing, or academia. Yet, this video of a presentation by my dear colleague, Tien Ung, is just too precious not to share.

Community, Place and Identity: Are You at Home in the World? demonstrates the best that my profession, social work, has to offer. Dr. Ung articulates how her own lived experiences as a Vietnamese woman and immigrant have shaped the formation of her professional identity, her alignment with key existential truths, and her deep sense of the importance of service.

She powerfully articulates three existential needs we all possess: the need to be seen; to recognize the goodness in others; and, to belong. Watching this video, I am filled with the beauty of these truths.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

New, Flash Essay Published: The Return

I feel grateful, honored and psyched to have a flash nonfiction piece published in the awesome literary journal, Sweet. 

For your consideration.  The Return.

Friday, January 19, 2018

A magic number

For your quantitative researchers. Ok, this one is not about writing, but if De La Soul can sample this, its worth a listen :). 

Oh, and for kicks, De La Soul

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Underrated Noun

Nouns, real live people, places and things, are what ground our writing in the sensory world. For review.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Conjunction Junction

And, (but, or) if it's been a while since you have thought about conjunctions, sing along.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Get your adverbs here

Scholars sometimes struggle with adverb use. So, for high-level guidance.......

Monday, January 15, 2018

Old School Instruction on How to Use Commas

Many scholars struggle with comma use. I hope this video, old school that it is, helps.