Outcomes vs Expectations

All year, I have been training for a half marathon. My first, in fact. Not only that, my first long-distance running event since high school track, when the longest I ran was the 2-3 circles required to hurl a discus. Month after month, I logged the long miles for training. October loomed and the event… Continue reading Outcomes vs Expectations

Striking a Balance by Yours Truly

I’m going Old Faithful and spewin’ some really exciting news here: In honor of the National Parks Service Centennial, my latest article, “Striking a Balance,” appears in the May/June issue of Cobblestone magazine! For a century, the Parks have teetered on a tightrope slung between the demands of sharing their natural splendors with millions of… Continue reading Striking a Balance by Yours Truly

The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation

Hennessy, Jonathan. The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation. Illus. Aaron McConnell. New York: William Morrow, 2013. Print. Genre: Nonfiction Graphic Novel Summary: Hennessy and McConnell use the innovative and fast-moving format of the graphic novel mode to tell the story behind the Gettysburg Address, what prompted it, what it changed, and why it mattered to… Continue reading The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation