Bridging the rural-urban divide with
CREATIVITY COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
From inspiration, take soulful action
— Duane Burnett photo
Hello all. Welcome to my blog, which began as an “unblog.” I started out as a conflicted blogger, not wanting to spend even more time in front of a computer screen than I already do as an author, educator, freelance writer/editor, and communications consultant. I admit a past snobbery about the idea of a blog, afraid that it would contribute to the disintegration of the English language and discourage reflection and the patient crafting of words.
I got over that indulgence. After all, I love personal narrative and advocacy. Writing is my greatest passion. By nature, I’m a communicator. A blog sorta fits with that. So here I am. I love the notion of a global village, that words on a screen can connect people across time zones and nations, from tiny hamlets to overflowing cities.
I like to post on my blog at least once a week in one or more topics in the right-hand column. Some of the same posts appear under several categories, such as “media” and “writing” or “environment” and “education.” To view my most recent posts, please click on this month’s dates, highlighted and underlined in blue, in the calendar in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
Obviously, I’m not a single-themed blogger. I liken my blog process to a walk on the beach: one day, I might just skip stones for a few minutes or pick up a fossil. On another, I might lie against a log and contemplate, explore the kelp and shells at tideline, or play in the surf. It’s never a straight line to anywhere.
I invite you to dip in your toes and wander through this bit of virtual beach. Please feel free to add comments, scrawl a message in the sand or leave no trace, as you choose. I welcome new subscribers (just click on “subscribe” at the bottom right-hand side of this page).
Find out more about me at www.heatherconn.com.
— Heather Conn photo
Entrance to Roberts Creek beach and pier