John Weirick is a marketing copywriter, magazine editor, and features writer with experience in digital content strategy, editorial brand consulting, book and poetry publishing, and radio production.
Remember those days of uncertainty in March 2020, when we had more questions than answers, and before most of us used terms like “coronavirus” and “social distancing”?
More than a decade ago, Americans plunged into the Great Recession. But while the economy grew stagnant, the creative efforts of workers did not.
No Plain Jane: How a quiet, first-generation college graduate became a leading literary scholar, Austen expert, and roller derby devotee
“Give a girl an education, and introduce her properly into the world,” said one of Jane Austen’s characters, “and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.”
What is nostalgia? How does it relate to memory? Bridget Robinson-Riegler is a professor of psychology at Augsburg University who explores what psychology can tell us about nostalgia’s appeal.
How One Day in May in 1968 forced Augsburg to reevaluate its posture and practices regarding racism and education
Q&A with Hana Dinku
THINK YOU KNOW the South — BBQ, country music, pickup trucks? Nope. Put your assumptions on hold when you visit Greenville, South Carolina, because here you’ll find far more fun, food, and straight-up personality than those typical Southern staples imply.
Are reactionary opinions and diminishing racism to "sin issues" just defensive decoy tactics instead of doing the hard work of listening and learning?
On the occasion of Luther Seminary's 150th anniversary, professor and historian Mark Granquist published “A History of Luther Seminary: 1869–2019," an ambitious catalog of the 150-year narrative of contentions between Lutheran denominations, the particulars of their theological convictions, and the personalities of institutional leaders navigating eras of social change.
In honor of Augsburg’s founding in 1869, the university is celebrating the past and the present with sesquicentennial events all year long. Think you know history? Test your knowledge: Identify whether each of the events below is older or younger than Augsburg.
Some kind of transition is underway, but it’s not clear what we should do, or how, or when. This is liminal space, and it's where you need to be if you want to grow and change.
5 Essential Books for Creative Artists, Makers, and Writers Fighting Distractions in the Digital Age
We’re all so busy creating and consuming content that we forget what’s required for sustainable creativity and inspiration.
Self-publishing presents its own list of riddles: How can I market myself without being obnoxious? Is there a way to make my content more appealing to people I don’t know? Upwrite Magazine (RIP) interviewed me about the process of writing, editing, publishing, and promoting my first book, "The Variable Life."