I do lots of writing in lots of places. It's a big part of who I am. And in the last couple of years I've had the incredible luck of meeting all kinds of people from lots of different places who have been kind enough to feature my writing on their blogs and websites. Check these out, and, as always, I'd love to hear what you think!
Check out these recent guests posts I've written for other blogs and websites:
- "7 Essential Ways to Prepare for Studying Abroad"
- "8 Things to Do or Learn Before Freshman Year"
- "4 Great Study Strategies to Tackle Finals"
- "How to Live With a Terrible Roommate"
- "How to Cultivate Friendships in College"
- "How to Stop Worrying and Accomplish Your Goals"
For Lexicolatry.com (a word-a-day Oxford English Dictionary site)
More from around the web:
- For all the music fans out there: "Don't Drink More than Your Share: the Rules of Backstage" for Xtra Mile Recordings
- And a concert review-meets-sociology-of-a-conflict-zone piece, "Frank Turner in Belfast" for What's the Ruckus?
- A blog post for the Peace Meals website about the power of sharing food...in my case, in prisons. "In the Unlikeliest Places"
Unmade in Ireland
My newest project is a collaborative photography blog with Gregory Nolan called Unmade in Ireland. It documents the lives of working musicians in Ireland who haven't "made it" yet--bands and solo artists as they perform, write, and live their music and work their day jobs. I'm the writer for the project, so be sure to check out my pieces written from interviews with the bands.
Other links of interest
I've been honored to take part in some other publications and projects. Two that I'm particularly fond of relate to the Inside-Out Program that offers college classes in prisons, with half "Inside" students (inmates) and half "outside" students (from colleges and universities). The work I did with the program was recently written up in the University of Oregon's Oregon Quarterly magazine. If you're interested, please read the article: "Building Inside Out."
I was also part of a documentary project about Inside-Out that was filmed when I was a junior. You can watch it here:
And now, for something completely different...
I'm living in Dublin and working for a multimedia production company that, among other things, works with cultural heritage centers to produce videos, touchscreen displays, websites, and other content for exhibits. They work around Ireland and the UK, as well as projects further afield. My latest project with them was recently posted to Vimeo, and I'm really proud of it. The client was Dublinia, the Viking and Medieval Museum in Dublin. Check out this video overview of the Battle of Clontarf, which was fought by the High King of Ireland, Brian Boru, one thousand years ago...
(And while you're watching, know that I'm the one who wrote the script!)