All posts in creative nonfiction

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Thoughts on fear: McFlurries and the Bolivian Rain Forest

I’ve just returned from Nicaragua, but my mind is on a memory I have when I was only 22. After I graduated college I worked for a summer at Upward Bound, a program that works to give kids in high school better opportunities to attend college. That July the entire group took a field trip to Washington, DC for a (…)

Reclaiming the word “creative”

A rant by Alex Morris

Lately articles, websites and people everywhere equate the fields of technology, marketing and digital media as creative [1] industries, and while I don’t disagree that this adjectives is applicable, I’m sick of hearing and reading the term “creative” as something that belongs in the realm of advertising and tech.

Human beings are all born with creativity. It is not (…)

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Words about a family holiday in Colombia

Nearly eight AM on a Thursday in Los Angeles, it’s approaching three or four in the morning Friday in Newcastle, Australia.  My Aussie friend Cezary and I are taking buses and going on adventures around town today, and I feel I should be recounting this journey later, after I finish, after I’m back, settled in, reflecting….

But deadlines and expectations loom (…)

Vegetarian Contrarian: Welcome to the Bright Side

Scenes from my salad club at work. All salad photos courtesy of the lovely Nora Mironov.

I’ve now spent almost half my lifetime as a vegetarian; not too shabby for a 26-year-old.

When I first started I was 14, and I think most people, my parents included, thought I was going through a phase. Something I would grow out of, like my (…)

The Plant Revolution, or Give Plants a Chance!

Confessional time. Sometimes, I have a short attention span, especially when it comes to things people want to buy or have recently purchased. However, I am fascinated with items in art collections and museums. I always wonder, why did this thing get to go down in history and another thing went to the landfill? But this is not a blog post (…)

Comparing American and Australian Poetry Slams

I was very honored to be featured on my friend Elena’s blog!  I wrote my thoughts comparing and contrasting US poetry slams to Australian. You can click here to see her blog and read my post, and/or just read below! (Here’s a picture of  me performing in Newcastle.)

A strong black man speaks boldly of food deserts and how he likes (…)

Comparing American and Australian Poetry Slams

I was very honored to be featured on my friend Elena’s blog!  I wrote my thoughts comparing and contrasting US poetry slams to Australian. You can click here to see her blog and read my post, and/or just read below! (Here’s a picture of  me performing in Newcastle.)

A strong black man speaks boldly of food deserts and how he likes (…)