Share Your Story and Inspire Grit

My client sat back, her eyes fixed on a corner of the room but her mind fixed on the past as she described walking through a pasture and quietly contemplating how to support her family after her husband’s progressing illness forced him to quit work. “I thought to myself, What would Annie Mauk do?” –

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Reporting in the Age of ‘Alternative Facts’

As I poured through a series of editors’ questions on a 12,000-word article recently, methodically answering each one in order, I stopped suddenly at one question: “Just checking, but Wikipedia says $56 million???” Really? I’m actually getting a reference to Wikipedia from an editor? I skipped on to the next question, hoping to calm my

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Inspiration from Teen Writers

News outlets this time of year round up inspiring profiles of high school and college graduates or snippets from commencement speeches at leading institutions. Even though I left college nearly three decades ago, I can’t help but think that I had just recently worn a cap and gown. I look in the mirror and see

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Our Favorite Things

Many people have a favorite object that carries some special meaning, elicits a memory of a loved one or evokes an important moment or event. Perhaps they keep it protected on a shelf, hidden in a private drawer, or use it daily. Like a rabbit foot well protected yet worn from frequent rubbings for good

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