Walden Pondered

“Walden” doesn’t really have a plot. It’s one part memoir, one part self-help and 10 parts rant about everything wrong with American society. So why do we still read Henry David Thoreau’s memoir about living in the woods? It was a blast to produce this piece for Studio 360’s long-running American Icons series, and to… Continue reading Walden Pondered

Building a Community Oral History Archive

In fall 2017, I taught a class on documentary storytelling at Maine College of Art. Over the course of the semester, the students (BFA candidates in their second year) learned interviewing techniques, how to make professional recordings, and how to use audio editing software to produce polished stories. They made forays into Portland to conduct… Continue reading Building a Community Oral History Archive