“As a writer, I am constantly collecting stories to use in my work, which I then return to these communities when I am doing public artwork. I feel like I, myself, am learning more about Iowa with each project I do.”
"Is something still considered open to the public if a ticket costs more than $1,000 per person? #Journo questions."
"Today in chem lab, we tested to check if our prof’s new ceramic mug had lead in the glaze. It did #applicationsofmymajor."
"White Grinnell College van is sitting out front, bass thumping. It’s good to have the college students back in town."
“At its best, teaching is an expression of hospitality and healing. I teach my students as I would teach my children.”
“I like the person I’m becoming here. #grinnellcollege”
“Children who love reading will read anything. The challenge is that many young black boys don’t have that passion for reading, so the books we expose them to are books that will capture their attention and that will engage them.”
“Real Talk. Every time I publish a book, 6 weeks later, I feel all this SHAME about it. Is this an author thing? Or is this a Catholic thing?”
“Grinnell College version of ‘getting hit by a bus’ hypothetical situation – ‘getting mauled by squirrels’?”