I learned…about traveling, and the city. That it’s always better if I wear a dress when I fly. That parallel parking should be done in a spirit of boldness. The magic words for when some airport guy tells me I can’t get on the plane I need to get on, or I’m not sure which … More 29 Things I learned in my 20s
Why do we do what we do? It’s usually pretty easy to answer what we’re doing (I’m typing) or how we’re doing it (I’m using a keyboard). But why? Why type these words? Why type them right now? Of course, “why” can probe deeper: Why live there? Why work that job? And deeper: Why stay … More Why I Write
Every time we type on a blog or update a Facebook status, we make a decision about how we represent ourselves to the world. The choice might be more or less conscious than we think. It gets pretty fascinating, pretty quick, to think about how we attempt to control a certain representation—illusion?—of ourselves with social … More “About Lauren”…Who’s Asking?
The postcard = 1 picture + 50-100 words, depending on the size of your handwriting My friend Beth at Walksonstilts and I have spent many a writing conversation musing about the power of the postcard. Writing a good postcard is no easy feat. Receiving a good postcard is one of life’s best simple pleasures. And … More Postcard from Assateague Island
Why wait to reacquaint those arms with the resistance band? Smoked gouda. Try it already!
On the first day of a writing seminar I’m taking this semester, we were asked to introduce ourselves by sharing a six-word memoir (or at least a six-word statement about the self). The idea, popularized by Smith Magazine, makes a fun exercise to try again and again. How much can we express in six words? … More Wrote Packers Essay. Goal? Meet Aaron.