I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Finally! I’m back to blogging

November 25, 2013

Many thanks to all of you who are reading this! As always, I am deeply grateful for your company on this blog. Thanks too, for your concerned emails, which inspired […]

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Five ways to build my brand as the journalARTist™

May 22, 2013

Was that really me the other night? Me, lugging a big drawing pad to a packed lecture hall at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism! I was there for an […]

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Check out my latest abstract paintings :)

April 22, 2013

For me, nothing beats the wordless joy of globbing paint onto canvas. It’s all about the trance of letting go. Stop thinking. Do it. Overthinking kills spontaneity. Overthinking makes me […]

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The best advice I’ve ever given my students

March 25, 2013

I’m about to share with you my secret for teaching students how to write. Once they get this lesson into their heads, tangled sentences straighten out. Wordiness disappears. Blathering becomes […]

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Go see David Henry Hwang’s “Dance and the Railroad”

February 25, 2013

The other night, I sat in a beautiful, darkened theater on W. 42nd Street, sipping a Rum and Diet Coke while watching a play that first moved me 32 years […]

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Why you need Evernote

Why you need Evernote

December 13, 2012

If you’re overwhelmed by clutter created by paper, word documents and too many email reminders to yourself, take heart. As a busy reporter, I’ve reorganized my note-taking with a website […]

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“Trying” is a dirty word

December 10, 2012

After a few weeks of conducting a personal experiment, I am here to report my findings: “Trying” dooms my efforts to failure. “Trying” shows a lack of confidence. This discovery […]

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