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My first book is published

I just returned from an amazing weekend in Northern Michigan, where the book I wrote documenting the history of an all-girls summer camp was released during the centennial celebration. Though I knew exactly what the book would look like because I had been so involved in the editing and design process, and even signed off …

A sneak peak - part of our proposed cover!

Publisher!

The prospects for a publisher for my children’s book, Whirled Around the World, were feeling pretty slim up until about a month ago. My agent forwarded me and the illustrator Liz dozens of emails rejecting it. Some offered a little encouragement, some offered criticism, but none offered to represent us. The list of publishers was …

One of my favorite shots from my research - girls digging out a canoe from a fallen tree.

New project about my old camp

Though I now consider myself a professional reporter and writer, there was a time when I most strongly identified as a professional camp counselor. I attended the same camp from age 11 to 25, from a hyper young camper to a counselor and later the assistant director. The camp where I spent my summers in …

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A Push to Support Language Diversity in India

For PRI’s The World Listen Here: A Push to Support Language Diversity in India July 5, 2012 By Hadley Robinson In western India, in the state of Gujarat, lies the small town of Chhota Udaipur. Many people from the Rathwa tribe live here. Down a narrow dirt road, past cotton plants and piles of harvested …

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The Dirt on Compostable Plastics

Listen Here: Plastics The Sonoma Compost Company is just off Highway 101, northwest of Petaluma. All day, trucks haul in plant materials; others haul out soil. Sift through that soil, and you might find remnants of chicken feathers (apparently great for vegetable growers), rice hulls (nice for clay soils), and more. Will Bakx is the …