Tag Archives: 9/11

Re-Evaluating Schmidle’s Article

Schmidle wrote an article in the New York Times about the navy seals that killed Osama bin Laden. Many criticized him in his writing because he did not have a first-hand account of the operation. His information came from second … Continue reading

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Frantically Writing

While I was reading David Wallace‘s essay on his reaction to nine eleven, I immediately imagined him sitting at his desk frantically trying to get his feelings down on paper. Everyone knows what that feels like, I am not a … Continue reading

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Pashtunwali

Pashtunwali: the code of the Pashtun. Most have probably never heard of it before now, I myself had not heard about it before yesterday afternoon. I attended a lecture by Don Goodrich and he opened my eyes to these traditional … Continue reading

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“Take nothing, and give me your passport.”

Listening to Don Goodrich speak on Monday, October 10, 2011, and watching the documentary, evoked many emotions within me.  Because I was not able to watch the movie before he came to campus on Monday, I was fairly unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Unspeakable

In addition to teaching creative writing courses in nonfiction at Sweet Briar (personal essay and memoir), I teach journalism, so I am constantly looking for Web-based tools for journalists to use when trying to explain complex issues and events.  One tool … Continue reading

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