Lost Words

What did I say in that first meeting? As you’ll read in Brad King’s introduction to my Invictus piece, I managed to do everything in my power to start off my relationship with Brad as poorly as possible. The worst of which was my apparently utterance that technology somehow wasn’t important. But that still never… Read more »

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Pathways, by Rhett Umphress

My former graduate assistant Rhett Umphress is currently nestled somewhere in North Carolina, working as a copy editing intern after two years in the Ball State University’s graduate program. He came to us with zero journalism training; he majored in music and education before this. In the course of his two years with us, he’s… Read more »

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The Big Farewell

I’ve never been good at goodbyes. Most people aren’t, as it’s always hard to leave someone that has been a part of your life in some way. There have been plenty of people who I have come across in my life. Some I’ve stayed with, some I could give or take, and some that I’ve… Read more »

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The Long, Slow Moments

The Invictus Writers celebration dinner was tonight at Red Lobster in Anderson, Indiana, a little rural town tucked neatly between Muncie and Indianapolis. It was a good night. The seven writers from this year’s project (plus one lovely girlfriend) were joined by six potential writers on next year’s project. For 2 1/2 hours, we laughed… Read more »

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What we’ve done here

We’re at the end of a long and tortuous road. Tomorrow night is our celebration dinner for The Invictus Writers: Volume One and we’ll be taking time out of finals week to spend a few moments together before the old gang disperses and the new one takes over. I have to say that I’m bothered… Read more »

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