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Looking Out Over the Mohawk

Laurel Saville

Laurel Saville
Little Falls, New York, United States
September 30
I am, and always have been, first and foremost, a writer. Which means I am and always have been also a reader, walker, seeker of solitude, and ponder-er, all qualities essential, I believe, to effective writing. I write [and have published] books, articles, essays, short stories, and a broad range of corporate communications pieces. I live and work in a 100-year-old, four story, brick building perched on the bank of the Mohawk River, looking over the Erie Canal, in a small, post-industrial town, in the middle of New York State. I am hemmed in by hills, mill buildings, train tracks, and bucolic, rolling farmlands. My primary companions are my husband, a small and insistent orange cat, a large and regal Maine Coon cat, and a sweet, gimpy, half-blind border collie.


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JANUARY 24, 2011 10:33AM

Why New Media is Old Fashioned

Why New Media is Old Fashioned

My first experience with social media was way back before they even called it social media. Back when getting a digital picture involved bringing film to a store and asking them to put the pictures on a CD. Now, almost a decade later,… Read full post »

JANUARY 9, 2011 5:03PM

When Language Turns Violent

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was a director of external relations for a multi-state Planned Parenthood affiliate. When I was hired, the affiliate enjoyed the widespread support that made its daily activities almost banal, even as they were essential to the women and families that… Read full post »

DECEMBER 14, 2010 9:08PM

The Limitations of A Positive Attitude

It happened again at a holiday party this weekend. Someone asked me, their eyes wide with the hope of commiseration, if I didn't agree that having a positive attitude is critical to overcoming cancer. My husband, a larger person and personality than I, jumped in with a joke, and only I… Read full post »

DECEMBER 4, 2010 11:56AM

The Beauty in Between

I grew up in Southern California. I hated the weather. Seriously. Day after day of sunshine and moderate temperatures. What a bore. Nothing to mark the passage of time, no way to associate a personal event with the at-the-time climate conditions. I hated the light. Yeah, I know artists extoll… Read full post »