Yesterday I got some amazing letters from students that I got meet at a school visit last month… “You inspired me to believe I can do anything.” “I have many obstacles in my life, and I’m glad to know I can get through it.” “I once got bullied and I lost all my hope, and… Read more »
What’s a Party Without Easy Cheese and Octopus Cupcakes?
What an incredible evening to celebrate launching THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS into the world! For one thing, 133 Octopus cupcakes were eaten. That alone would make a successful party. But then there was also AN EASY CHEESE TABLE! As in, Easy Cheese designs on a saltines made-to-order! If that makes zero sense to… Read more »
Crossing Our Divides, One Honest Word at a Time
My column in the Brattleboro Reformer this month examines the role that honesty plays in our ability to cross divides, whether it’s a class divide, a racial divide, or if it’s about guns, a theme that run through The Benefits of Being an Octopus. I also had the chance to talk with Olga Peters on WKVT-Green Mountain Mornings… Read more »
On the Radio
Here are some recent radio interviews I’ve had the privilege of doing. I’ve gotten to talk about the revision process for The Benefits of Being an Octopus, the shifting landscapes around the issue of guns, and my love for democracy. 1) A Conversation with Olga Peters of Green Mountain Mornings on WKVT Ann Braden talks… Read more »