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Resource: Building An Organization's Online Influence. Culled from presentation conducted for Tucson Festival of Books.
Resource: Using Social Media for Job Hunting. Culled from Career Development lecture conducted for Art Institute of Tucson students.
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Category Archives: Tucson
Beautiful Fukumi wraps her temari thread balls in the traditions of her ancestors, in an art so vibrant with symbolism and beauty. Fukumi learned the traditional arts from her grandmother, who owned a textile factory in Japan. Fukumi’s favorite temari … Continue reading
Our obsession with online is disrupting journalism again and again. With everyone reading these days via smartphone or tablet (one in three minutes online is now spent on mobile devices), we writers wonder how best to write for the web. … Continue reading
Winter rains have reached our desert, invigorating our plants, sustaining our wildlife, and greening our mountains. Tucson is refreshed! It’s also a busy writing time in Tucson, with Gem Show and Rodeo fever upon us. It’s time to sharpen skills … Continue reading
The joyful mosaic nearby the historic Charles Brown House in Downtown Tucson challenges all of us to reclaim our own definition of civic engagement. How do you actively participate in your city? How are you Tucson, too? Immersion is a … Continue reading
Tonight, in Tucson, be prepared for oddly-adorned participants who walk in reverence and celebration.It’s a special night in Tucson, our All Souls Procession. The Procession whispers of ancient times and celebrates a cycle of life and death in a Fall … Continue reading
I am a writer without her keyboard tools these days. After one of Tucson’s wonderful monsoons, I was walking and paying attention to the refreshed desert (not my footing). I took a nasty tumble on a steep hill covered in … Continue reading
I completed my first field school! It’s part of my journey to rediscover my ancestry and my connections to Italian sericulture (silk throwing) traditions. The field school was an academic and creative writing experience — a process challenging me and … Continue reading
“Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern — it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that . . . one stitch at a time, taken patiently.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes Oh, how … Continue reading
There are many stories written in Tucson, and one of my favorites focuses on the cultural traditions rooted here. In the nooks and crannies of Tucson’s diverse communities are artisans who share (through festival, cultural entrepreneurship or demonstration) their traditional … Continue reading
Reading opens so many doors, yes? Letters tell family stories; books reflect cultural experiences that hit home. These days I search for writings that open doors into my Italian heritage and mysterious family roots. My childhood, although rich with gatherings … Continue reading