What’s a Kim MacQueen without a plan?

A friend of mine said that about me once. I have always chosen to see it as compliment. I have written so many profiles of so many cool people for higher ed publications in my thirty+ years at this writing game. What an insanely wonderful treat to have a profile in my one and only undergrad alma mater’s English Dept. publication written about me by … Continue reading What’s a Kim MacQueen without a plan?

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Let’s Talk About Dogen

Brad Warner has written several books about what the intersection of Zen Buddhism and Japanese monster movies has meant for him personally, as well as what it can mean for all of us who want to learn a little more about meditation and enlightenment and all that. When Warner isn’t traveling the world leading Zen retreats, he runs Angel City Zen Center in Los Angeles. His latest … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Dogen

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I’ll Take Colophons for $400

We were looking over glossaries of industry terms for publishing class this week, and I spent a good chunk of that time reviewing terms I already know: things like body copy, copyright page, and front matter. Things that I’m familiar with not only as a reader but as somebody who’s lucky enough to get to write, edit and produce books and magazines with college students … Continue reading I’ll Take Colophons for $400

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What does it mean to be an accomplished writer?

To me, being accomplished means having a recognizable voice. It means feeling at least a moderate comfort level with nearly any topic, even politics. It means being able to write about how I feel about Donald Trump’s presidency, and how it makes me want to poke my eyes out and run into the street screaming, in such a way that someone who may inexplicably feel … Continue reading What does it mean to be an accomplished writer?

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