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Today in The Sandbox Challenge (16), my wise friend Calen asks us:

If you could foresee one accomplishment in your future, what would you like it to be? 279 more words


"Woven," Lidia Yuknavitch

I haven’t taught this gorgeous essay because it was published this summer, and this term is my first CNF break in a few years. I am leaving it… 36 more words

Creative Nonfiction

Best Cat Cartoons and Jokes of the Day

Funny quotes about cat owners
  • “You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals.”- George Mikes…
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Wishlist Wednesday: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen to Paper.

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

Details: Hardcover, 256 pages
Published: October 27th 2015 by Riverhead Books… 209 more words

Wish List

Two by Dani Shapiro

Memoir is the second unit of my 300-level CNF course–the one we spend the most time in–and “A Memoir is Not a Status Update… 253 more words

Creative Nonfiction

Time is Relative

May 13, 2012

It’s can be a stealthy thing, silent, winding, comes upon you like a sunrise – gradual with a subtle temperature change, until at once it feels too hot, blinding in its intensity.   270 more words

Rest Your Weary Head: Uplifting Advice for the Heartbroken

Dear Auntie Linda,  I am a first-grade teacher in a small town.  One of the major problems my students face is hunger.  It is not just the children of homeless or jobless people who face hunger on a regular basis.  537 more words