Posts by Greta Hardy-Mittell

Final Retreat: Learning What’s Really Important

Looking back on What’s the Story is like looking back on a class, a summer camp, a winding journey, an...

March Retreat: There is Nothing More Important Than This

I’ve thought those words over the past months more than I ever have in my life, and every time, it’s...

One Week Later: We Should Be Celebrating the Stories

One week ago, in Burlington and Winooski, I learned that the very best part of our project is talking to...

A Conversation with Kathy

Today I experienced a very different pre-interview than the last one I had, and a pre-interview that will likely take me...

One Interview Down: Stories Have a Way of Unfolding

Man, does it feel good that I finished an interview yesterday—and that I finished it smoothly, quickly, and well. That I...

A Note To My Team: What Now?

Dear Team, Going into my first pre-interview, with Shawna Shapiro, I’d like to get your advice. For all the talk...

Dec Retreat: This is Where It Gets Exciting

What I love about What’s The Story is that I never quite know where it’s going. It’s like the Labyrinth...

Week 3: Starting Conversations

This week, I began sending emails to start conversations that will hopefully lead to interviews. I started with three contacts:...

Week 2: We Have to Have Tough Conversations to Get Anything Done

Over the past week I continued working on my topic mostly by talking to my parents and looking out for...

Week 1: Sharpening My Focus

This week is my first week of my new topic—OUR new topic. In reading other group members’ blogs and doing...

November Retreat: Eager to Get To Work

The best conversations are those which end in excitement—and the feeling that they’re not over yet. Measured in conversations, last...

#8: Putting Together the Pieces

I want to help the environment in Vermont by changing the story of the Addison Natural Gas Project. I want...

#7: Part of the Solution (Part 2)

What would you do for the issue you care about the most? Make a website and a documentary? That’s why...

#6: Mind-Mapping the Pipeline

#5: Both Sides of the Pipeline

After much thought over the past week and especially on our hike yesterday, I decided that this week I want...

#4: If You Believe What I Believe

I came into this post still unsure about which of my previous topics to pursue. Do I follow the Vermont...

#3: Part of the Solution

Even since last week, I have been pondering and developing my emerging topics, synthesizing each newspaper article I read with the thoughts in...

#2: Do I have an idea?

Yes: I have no idea. No: I have too many ideas. Actually, I don’t know what ideas are. Seriously! What...

#1: Something About Everything

I am the one who wants to go further, the one who loves to learn. I am the curious one...

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