Open the gate

I’ve thought a lot about running for office. I studied it in college and in graduate school but I decided to take a detour through the private sector to get some practical experience and financial cushion. Three years ago I started a family and just recently decided that I should prioritize a lifestyle that lets… Continue reading Open the gate

What I’ve learned from reading childrens’ stories

Lately, I’ve discovered that reading books to my daughter has taught me a lot about effective writing. A few takeaways are the importance of relating to readers, keeping language simple, and using predictable, repeating structures throughout articles. Write About Relatable Topics Authors who write books for children have to select their topics carefully. They need… Continue reading What I’ve learned from reading childrens’ stories