JoAnna Haugen

Writer, traveler and inquisitive mind curious about life, creativity and everyday occurrences.

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JoAnna Haugen

7 days ago

"American exceptionalism did not only define the US as a special nation among lesser nations; it also demanded that all Americans believe they, too, were somehow superior to others. How could I, as an American, understand a foreign people, when unconsciously I did not extend the most basic faith to other people that I extended to myself? This was a limitation that was beyond racism, beyond prejudice and beyond ignorance. This was a kind of nationalism so insidious that I had not known to call it nationalism; this was a self-delusion so complete that I could not see where it began and ended, could not root it out, could not destroy it."

Unlearning the myth of American innocence

theguardian.com

JoAnna Haugen

13 days ago

Been thinking about this a lot as I write about conservation issues.

"In general, Western media frame this conflict in racial terms, as a battle between the white rancher and the black pastoralist, and blatantly ignores the historical and colonial arrangement that sustains the present private wildlife management system and displaces native communities from their communal land holdings. "

The ugly truth about wildlife conservation in Kenya

aljazeera.com

JoAnna Haugen

15 days ago

Beautiful, thoughtful story about the definition of home.

Home is a Cup of Tea

longreads.com

JoAnna Haugen

15 days ago

A beautiful, thoughtful story about the definition of home.

Home is a Cup of Tea

longreads.com

JoAnna Haugen

15 days ago

"There’s a lot of truth to the idea that the United States is having tremendous negative effects on global sustainable development"

Is a More Prosperous World More Secure? Not as Trump Sees It

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

15 days ago

How writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning story is like eating a big slice of pizza

poynter.org

JoAnna Haugen

15 days ago

" Being open to experience is the single most consistent personality trait that predicts creative achievement"

How Creativity Frees the Mind

mindful.org

JoAnna Haugen

65 days ago

A worthwhile read for anyone working in the publishing business.

What keeps editors and publishers up at night? We asked.

poynter.org

JoAnna Haugen

70 days ago

Worthwhile tips for creatives to tuck away in their professional pockets.

15 vital lessons for those doing creative work

ragan.com

JoAnna Haugen

75 days ago

We could use Mr. Rogers' wisdom right now.

Remembering Mr. Rogers, a true-life 'helper' when the world still needs one

ew.com

JoAnna Haugen

81 days ago

I definitely relate to this. Still looking for the perfect book club.

Dear Book Club: It’s You, Not Me

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

83 days ago

One of my favorite places in the world.

In the Land of Giants

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

112 days ago

A classic from Elle Luna on thinking about priorities and where we place our focus in life. Always a good reminder.

The Crossroads of Should and Must

medium.com

JoAnna Haugen

116 days ago

Why are we not talking more about water security?

We’re running out of water, and the world’s powers are very worried

revealnews.org

JoAnna Haugen

122 days ago

Well, this sounds familiar. Not at all surprised, as I've seen this happen with start-ups I've worked for.

Jerks and the Start-Ups They Ruin

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

127 days ago

One of the reasons we still need grassroots, local journalism.

In Eugene, Oregon, the newspaper takes on an issue ‘in a way that couldn’t be told from the outside’

poynter.org

JoAnna Haugen

129 days ago

I love steet art but this bribgs into question what should be protected. Thoughts?

5Pointz Graffiti Artists Whose Works Were Erased Will Get Day in Court

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

134 days ago

"Change in perspective has to come from the inside, not from the outside."

"Change in perspective has to come from the inside, not from the outside."

Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter?

aljazeera.com

JoAnna Haugen

152 days ago

Reading this, I have no doubt we'll all remember where we'll be when the Queen passes away.

'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death

theguardian.com

JoAnna Haugen

152 days ago

There is no one-size-fit-all solution, but remembering that people are people is a good first step.

How A Danish Town Helped Young Muslims Turn Away From ISIS

npr.org

JoAnna Haugen

152 days ago

I don't really care for NYC, but this is definitely on the to-visit list if I ever make it back.

Where Fountain Pens Are Saved and Sold

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

153 days ago

No surprise at all that we need quiet time in our lives.

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

hbr.org

JoAnna Haugen

153 days ago

Well-written insider piece on what it's like in the White House Press Corps.

Is Trump Trolling the White House Press Corps?

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

153 days ago

An excerpt of Kory Stamper's work about working at Merriam Webster, and it is a great read. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the book!

Falling in Love with Words: The Secret Life of a Lexicographer

longreads.com

JoAnna Haugen

153 days ago

Digital may be overtaking paper, but I'll always be a fan.

How the invention of paper changed the world

bbc.co.uk

JoAnna Haugen

153 days ago

I'm a Scrabble fanatic, but not this crazy! Great read for fans of the game.

To Scratch, Claw, or Grope Clumsily or Frantically

everup.com

JoAnna Haugen

154 days ago

Somehow it seems like many people have forgotten that refugees are people too.

Europe’s Child-Refugee Crisis

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

154 days ago

I reread this book earlier this year, and it seemed particularly pertinent. Wonderful essay by Margaret Atwood, and I strongly recommend you read (or reread) the book as well.

Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

155 days ago

This is brilliant. New site bookmarked!

Letter of Recommendation: Stump the Bookseller

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

158 days ago

Terrifying and dangerous. We definitely need the State Department.

The State of Trump's State Department

theatlantic.com

JoAnna Haugen

158 days ago

True on so many levels.

It's Time to Take Sexism Seriously as a Political Force

elle.com

JoAnna Haugen

159 days ago

In my next life, I want this job.

The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

160 days ago

"As a success story of capitalism promoting an anti-consumerist agenda, Patagonia perplexes outsiders."

As a success story of capitalism promoting an anti-consumerist agenda, Patagonia perplexes outsiders.

Why Patagonia's off-the-wall advertising asks customers to think twice before buying its products

thedrum.com

JoAnna Haugen

163 days ago

Shame on @cliaglobal and other major #cruise companies. Treat people like people!

Below Deck

story.californiasunday.com

JoAnna Haugen

163 days ago

Research says yes.

Are Women More Ethical Than Men?

greatergood.berkeley.edu

JoAnna Haugen

164 days ago

Does it really matter? Yes. Yes it does.

What Calling Congress Achieves

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

165 days ago

Proud of my adopted home country for doing this.

To Battle Fake News, Ukrainian Show Features Nothing but Lies

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

165 days ago

I actually think people get too caught up with the books themselves. Just let the writing happen.

Blank Books and Letting the Ink Dry

catapult.co

JoAnna Haugen

166 days ago

With a Kenyan dog and Ukrainian cat, this sounds oddly familiar.

Travelling the world with cats and a dog

bbc.co.uk

JoAnna Haugen

166 days ago

"If we, as a society, were to heed the core lesson of backpacking—to live in balance—perhaps we wouldn’t fear a massive transfer of wealth from rich to poor."

A Backpacker’s Theory of Life

sierraclub.org

JoAnna Haugen

166 days ago

This is a dream for me. Time, quiet, space ...

Finding His Flock: A Rural Writer’s Book Club

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

172 days ago

I will always believe the arts and social sciences are important fields of study.

Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature

washingtonpost.com

JoAnna Haugen

179 days ago

Having lived and worked overseas for only about six months now, this resonates with me.

Living in Switzerland ruined me for America and its lousy work culture

vox.com

JoAnna Haugen

181 days ago

Fascinating (and strangely) terrifying look into the inside world of shady academia.

A Peek Inside the Strange World of Fake Academia

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

193 days ago

Powerful piece evoking the importance of travel.

Postcard From My Past: Crossing Into Syria

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

193 days ago

All these years later, I'm convinced we can still learn something from John Muir.

John Muir's Spiritual and Political Journey, by Tim Flinders

dailygood.org

JoAnna Haugen

195 days ago

Reading is powerful.

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

195 days ago

Fascinating story about a concept our Danish foreign exchange student taught us about when lived with us. Have you experienced hygge?

The hygge conspiracy

theguardian.com

JoAnna Haugen

196 days ago

This feels a little too close for comfort right now...

Teaching 1984 in 2016

theatlantic.com

JoAnna Haugen

207 days ago

Ambitious, adventurous and, at times, downright reckless.

The Woman Who Walked 10,000 Miles (No Exaggeration) in Three Years

nytimes.com

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