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Winging it

More than a year ago now, Erik and I began envisioning a world trip. We allowed ourselves to think big, and toyed with everything from sailing round the world to going to Africa. 509 more words

Travel Preparations

The Revolution Might Be Televised

Solnit puts very little stock in how the media can positively affect or portray her overarching disaster-Utopia theme. Her reaction toward the Media at large (i.e. 739 more words

Who We Are In A Crisis

Versions of Survivor are watched all over the world. Forty-five countries have pitted contestants against the odds and shows are still filmed in Denmark, Croatia, Italy, Norway, Serbia, France, India, Israel, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the U.S. 598 more words


The Butterfly and the Typhoon

My thoughts on fiscal conservatism – which I think is a good, strong concept that someone should have tried in the last 30 years – are… 817 more words


Blue Flower Cupcakes for Japan

OK – Highlight of the week: blue flower cupcakes, for a bakesale to benefit the Red Cross’s Japan earthquake relief efforts. I just finished these, and think they are, well, adorable. 341 more words


Writer Rebecca Solnit shares advice, experience with Elon students

By Gabriela Szewcow
Feb. 21, 2011

Rebecca Solnit wanted to be a ballerina — until she learned how to read. Once she realized that writing was a profession, she knew it was what she wanted to do. 495 more words

'Become a producer of meaning': Author Rebecca Solnit discusses writing about disasters at Elon University

Marlena Chertock

FEB. 21, 2011

When Rebecca Solnit took a year off from her job in 1988 to write a book, she never went back. Solnit had found her passion. 711 more words

Elon University