writing for my local newspaper
in the last year, i've written two editorials for the daily which is the student newspaper of the university of washington. last quarter, i wrote Play it really, really loud. this piece rocks! it was a lot of fun to write and i got some positive feedback. before that, in spring, i wrote Collective wondering. that wasn't much fun to write but the process was extremely rewarding. and it felt good to voice those questions in a newspaper.
recently, staff members of the daily have invited me to write an editorial for this quarter. i feel totally honored and totally stoked to be asked by students. as for the topic of the editorial -- i've got a few good ideas but i'd much rather it come from STUDENTS.
so i'm going to start a facebook group called something like please help me come up with a topic to write about for the daily! setting it up will take about 5 minutes and i'll basically ask UW students to post topics that they think are important, inspiring, baffling, delicious, and/or urgent. since facebook allows for threaded posts, it's possible that some set of themes may emerge. and that will be the topic of my winter quarter editorial for the daily!
travel --> i will be in SF this weekend to visit a campus. i will also manage to see my mom in santa cruz and my sister nancy, jeff, and their boys aleks and ben in palo alto!