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Convos and Legacy Pieces

By J. Nailah Avery

What makes an article a legacy piece? What assignment allows you to tell your story,…

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Press 1 for Venting

By Laura Laing

There was a meme on Facebook recently that read: “The way you say ‘representative’ to…

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A Look Under the Hood

By Laura Laing

We mostly notice machines for what they do—dry our laundry, print a document, take us…

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Give and Take

By Laura Laing

I am an introvert. I have to tell people this, because I do not act…

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Tele-Connections 2021: Don’t Miss Out

By By Erin O’Donnell and Jeannette Hurt, Co-Chairs, Tele-Connections 2021‎

This year’s Client Connections, which has been renamed for its virtual nature as Tele-Connections, is…

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Delighting in Gratitude

By Laura Laing

One of my friends writes a gratitude post on Facebook every day. Sometimes she’s grateful…

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Let’s Get Virtual

By Laura Laing

This year has been <insert pandemic pun/allusion/hyperbole/cliché here>! I’m going to be real with you:…

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Invest in Yourself

By Laura Laing

In 1978, the summer after sixth grade, I wanted a pair of Dr. Scholl’s wooden…

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