I’m Moving to Dallas! Can We Stay In Touch?

I’m Moving to Dallas! Can We Stay In Touch?

Super short version: I’m moving to Texas and want to keep in contact with everyone I know, or anyone who’s interested, through a simple “Friends of Clay” letter I’ll send out every couple months. I also wish I had a Christmas card list...
Teaching Chinese Students About America

Teaching Chinese Students About America

In the summer of 2012, I received a message at one of the colleges I teach at telling me about an international group of students who would soon be visiting from China’s┬áZhejiang University. Their stay in Pittsburgh was part of a three week English practicum...
Realm Makers Conference 2014

Realm Makers Conference 2014

Here’s the thing for anyone who wants to be a published author: You basically have to go to a writer’s conference at some point. Everything changed for me in 2011 when I made the decision to invest in the cost of traveling and attending conferences. Once I...

Are Schools Killing Student Potential?

The world is changing fast, so much so that many of us can barely keep up. The reality is that your job and lifestyle will continue to change regardless of what industry you work in. But buckle up because it goes much deeper than just changes in the workplace. As a...