Commentary

February 21, 2015

For two stories on the real McFarland USA, you’ll want to read USA Today this week

Recently for USA Today’s High School Sports, I interviewed Danny, Damacio and David Diaz, brothers and teammates of a 1987 California state champion contender cross-country team from […]
January 14, 2015

How One Little Book Changed OSU Coach Urban Meyer

  When a record-setting 33.4 million viewers tuned in to the college national championship game Monday night, when Ohio State beat Oregon 42-20, audiences watched as two head […]
January 9, 2015

What’s your word for 2015? Writers share 6 ideas for success in the new year

I heard someone joke that January is when you can’t find an open treadmill at the gym, so you might as well start your resolution in February when the […]
August 22, 2014

Social Media Raises Over 50 Million for ALS in Ice Bucket Challenge

Challenged by my ole sorority sister, I took the #ALSicebucketchallenge this week. (My daughter seemed to take a lot of joy in dumping the freezing bucket of […]
October 3, 2013

KMD’s first annual Read the News Day accomplishes purpose

  When I first thought of setting up a “Read the News Day,” where people pledge to read for their news on Oct. 2, it was because […]
September 13, 2013

Get ready for Readtober! Read the News Day is coming Oct. 2!

In support of newspapers I think it was the relentless anchor giggling in between the morning news segments this morning that dangled me slightly over the […]
August 26, 2013

The language list: Should we banish these words? Guest post by author Paul Vachon

I’m doing a “blog exchange” today and I’m over at author Paul Vachon’s blog today talking about “5 Facts about the Feds”…please stop by! http://www.paulvachonwrites.com/untitled.html?entry=guest-post-5-facts-about Guest post […]
July 21, 2013

5 tips I learned from meeting Neil Diamond (sorta)

If you are in my inner circle, you know I’ve been a Neil Diamond fan for–uh, decades. Perhaps it was from being a girl in the 70s and […]