By Heart goes to School

 Dr. Kellie Rolstad from the University of Maryland contacted me last week about using By Heart: A mother’s story of children and learning at home in her graduate class. “I loved your book,” said Dr. Rolstad, a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning,...

“By Heart” Now on Audiobook

When By Heart: A mother’s story of children and learning at home by Kathleen Melin was first published in 2008, it came with endorsements from social visionary Eric Utne, radical educator John Taylor Gatto, and Chicago poet Barry Silesky. In the intervening years, the...

Creative Writing Warms Winter

What do you get when you take the contemplation of winter and mix it up with a creative non-fiction writing course?  A collection of stories based on personal experience with universal significance from a very wonderful group of rural writers.  I hadn’t taught...