FEATURES  :  GALLERYhover for drop down menu  :  STUDIOhover for drop down menu  :  ABOUThover for drop down menu sign in
THE EMPIRE OF CARRIE:     HOME  :  ALL COLUMNS

ALL COLUMNS BY CARRIE DEAHL

1 to 10 of 12 columns
more->

1. the debt crisis has me seeing green
general - lifestyle
8.8.11

Greed. Corruption. Fear. The American economy and the government policies that drive it reek of these three words. Following the coverage of the Debt Crisis the past few years has not only become redundant, it's nauseating! But I will say this, it's forced me to change the way I think about money. I, like many Americans, applied for and was given my first credit card at the ripe age of 18. Fresh into college and "adulthood," I thought having a credit card would earn me respect, spending power,...
2. beyond the five-paragraph essay:
providing students with opportunities for authentic writing
writing - general
7.15.11 : feature column!

The five-paragraph essay... Let's be honest, when students hear these four words sighs, groans, and looks of disgust flood the classroom. In 12 years of teaching English on the secondary level, I have yet to see a student pipe up with enthusiasm after I've muttered these words, or assigned this type of writing. There may be a time and place for this type of writing, but the 21st century English classroom isn't it. What if we could provide students with opportunities for authentic writing that ...
3. improving reading comprehension with qic
a strategy that really fits
general - business
4.30.10 : feature column!

As a teacher in an inner-city school district faced with students everyday who read below grade level, are English Language Learners (ELLs), and are reluctant readers, I’m always trying to find strategies that will not only improve comprehension, but will create optimal engagement. Let’s face it, when it comes to monitoring their own comprehension, many students aren’t willing to put in the extra work. As a Reader/Writer Workshop teacher, one of my goals is to show them there’s so much more to r...
4. exchanges
general - lifestyle
1.15.10

guarded safely behind text messages liquor on friday night miles of pavement now surface details simply speak volumes safety. safety. safety. ...
5. #26
general - lifestyle
12.22.09

#26 Your eyes still shine. Still invite. Still intrigue. Life pours from them. From you. You're the same. But different. Older. Experienced. Blonde... I don't know what to think of you...Now. You inquire. I talk. You listen. Your eyes beg to hold mine. They say, "Trust me. It's safe here." But I'm insecure. Uncertain. Cautious. Jaded. By. Loss. Night closes. We embrace. Familiarity found. Comfort. I remember this. Don't want to let go. No harbored feelings. Just feels good. Close again. This...
6. bay area phenom
general - lifestyle
12.1.09

Bay Area Phenom Every black Honda Accord, I look for you. Every drive down Thomas Ave., I look for you. Every doctor's appointment, I look for you. Every so often, I look for you. Gone 2 years. 2 sightings since. One conversation. And still... I look for you. ...
7. awareness
writing - discussion
1.9.09

WE HARBOR OUR TRUTHS TO BE SELF EV-I-DENT. SELF A-WARE. SELF IN-DUCED. SELF-ISH. A MYRIAD OF SELVES WE ARE. DISCOVERING. RE-DISCOVERING. RE-LEAS-ING. UNLEASH THE CHILD WHO CONTROLS OUR EGOCENTRIC WAYS. UNTAME. UNLEARN. WE HARBOR OUR TRUTHS TO BE SELF...SELF...SELFISH? THINKERS WE ARE. WE ARE NOT. CONNECTORS WE ARE. WE ARE NOT. LOVERS WE ARE. WE ARE NOT. FREE SPIRITS WE ARE. WE ARE NOT. WE HARBOR OUR TRUTHS TO BE SELF-IGNORANT. PURPOSELESS. THOUGHTLESS. OH, WE WILL HIDE BEHIND OURSELVES. OUR WALL...
8. destination: self
character analysis of ernesto
writing - sample
1.9.09

Ernesto "Che" Guevara sets out with his best friend Alberto Granado on an 8,000 meter journey aboard "The Mighty One" across South America in The Motorcycle Diaries. At the beginning of their epic journey, Che is an optimistic 23-year-old medical student. He believes his life purpose is to become a doctor. However, his sense of adventure, along with some of Alberto's persuasive tactics, take him on a journey that becomes more than a vacation--one of self-discovery. More than anything ...
9. window #209
writing - sample
1.9.09

the window reveals a street without your car black honda with character i didn't think i'd miss the window reveals black skies with your gloominess from afar brown hair, brown eyes, soft lips i used to kiss the window reveals the window reveals the window just won't heal the layers that are just beginning to peal the window reveals flashes and thunder crimson rage that led to this blunder the window reveals these words that ironically used to hide blue skies now dark to match the gloom that ...
10. permission
written 08/23/06
writing - general
1.9.09

The miles of tubes in her body. The sound of lungs filled with fluid. The sway between incoherence and coherence. The lack of color in her skin. Of all of the painful things I have witnessed in my life, watching my grandmother slowly fade away has been one of the hardest. July 8, 2006 my grandmother, Bonnie Griffin, is taken to the Emergency Room for stomach pain. My mother and I thought this would be a routine trip to the E.R. because we had been down this road with her many times before...
more->



RAVES

re: destination: self

Thanks

re: permission

Relevant to almost everybody.

re: awareness

Lovely

re: anniversary.

Beautiful!

re: concrete graveyard

I was utterly amazed!

Intrepid Media is built by Intrepid Company and runs on Dash