Nonfiction 1.1

White on White by Harmony Neal

White on White by Harmony Neal

Nonfiction, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 I’m in an Embassy Suites in Austin watching the National Geographic Channel. It offers thirty minutes about close calls with nature: panda and polar bear attacks, a rampaging circus elephant, a killer whale flopping onto a trainer at Sea World, […]

Cochlear Implants: For the Deaf or the Hearing? by Kirstin Shafer

Cochlear Implants: For the Deaf or the Hearing? by Kirstin Shafer

Nonfiction, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 Cochlear implants are often seen by the larger hearing population as a cure for deafness; many find it unfathomable that a person would choose to be deaf if an alternative existed. It may come as a surprise, then, that there […]

Riding White by Ange Tysdal

Riding White by Ange Tysdal

Nonfiction, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 White flakes spiral in small tornadoes –dancing– a dance that has been danced every winter since winter was born. Winds whisper on blizzard breezes that bite at exposed skin. Then, silence. Snow has fallen. Mounds of ivory powder dazzle in […]

Everything’s in a Name by Annie Yang

Everything’s in a Name by Annie Yang

Nonfiction, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 I lived in Beijing, China from birth until my family moved to America four years later. In China, my preschool class consisted of twenty Chinese kids, but when I entered kindergarten at Northwood Elementary School in Ames, Iowa, I became […]