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Interesting Article on Diversity in Higher Education

Icon Written by Alex on February 2, 2016 – 6:24 pm

The word “diversity” gets used a lot in higher education. This interesting article helped me focus on the reality of what diversity means and how to achieve it in higher ed. It’s a little bit long, but worth the time. https://igr.umich.edu/files/igr/Gurin-TakingaHandsOnApproa.pdf



Stanhope Podcast, Novel Drafts, and Books Everywhere

Icon Written by Alex on February 27, 2015 – 4:48 pm

It’s been so long since I posted here. But, hey, I have been busy! I was on Doug Stanhope’s podcast (Tin Can Rehab #10) yesterday talking about the show Resort Rescue (which I was on, sort of) and I am completing the third draft of my novel, THE END OF CELEBRITY. I have been working […]



Amtrak Residency for Writers Semi-Finalist

Icon Written by Alex on June 17, 2014 – 6:08 pm

I just got word today that I am a semi-finalist for an Amtrak Residency for Writers. They chose 115 people out of 16,100 applicants. Out of those, they will select 24 people for a get away for up to five days on a private sleeping car doing nothing but seeing the country and writing. Amtrak […]



Pink Ribbon: Why I Don’t Like the Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon

Icon Written by Alex on October 14, 2012 – 3:06 pm

Yesterday I played poker with Jake LaMotta, otherwise known as the Raging Bull, the comedian Doug Stanhope, and three of Jake’s friends. So, kind of a normal day around here. My afternoon is something I certainly will write about in one fashion or another. But I’ll have to do it later because I am running […]

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My Article in A Sweet Life on Why People Hate Diabetics

Icon Written by Alex on June 12, 2012 – 10:18 am

Visit ASweetLife.org for much more info about diabetes. Laying Blame: Why Do People Get Diabetes? By: Alex O’Meara | June 12, 2012 Categories: Diabetes Advocacy, Featured, Type 2 People get diabetes because they’re fat. They get diabetes because they don’t exercise. They get it because they’re lazy and they lack discipline in controlling their appetites. […]



MFA Semester Ends, Summer Begins for a Week or So

Icon Written by Alex on May 17, 2012 – 10:13 am

I just completed my first semester as a graduate student at the University of Texas at El Paso’s online MFA in creative writing program. I did it from home. UTEP offers the country’s only online MFA in creative writing program so I was able to be in my house in Bisbee, Arizona and take classes […]

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Sick and Trying

Icon Written by Alex on March 27, 2012 – 4:23 pm

I am sick. I have been sick for almost two weeks straight. In the midst of being sick with this ungodly flu, I am still working on my MFA at the University of Texas at El Paso, which is a fantastic program. I am working on a novel, still, forming and reforming it time and […]

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The Loonies, Vancouver, Randall and Patty, Beer, Food, Food and Beer

Icon Written by Alex on January 12, 2012 – 11:59 am

Trish (my girlfriend) and I went on vacation to Vancouver, British Columbia, over Christmas and had the best time. The food, the scenery, the food, the beer, the food, and the beer, and the city. Best of all was the company. Trish’s brother Randall and his wife Patty hosted us and made the trip very […]

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“ART” Is Open and Going Great

Icon Written by Alex on November 29, 2011 – 11:59 am

The play I’m in, “ART,” by Yasmina Reza, opened on Friday, November 25. It was a fun, fantastic night, and even beter the second time me, James Coull, and Greg Wingard took the stage again on Sunday for the matinee at Central School here in Bisbee. On Saturday night, the second cast, Paul Bovee, Steve […]

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“Art Inspired By ‘Art'” Yasmina Reza play to be produced

Icon Written by Alex on September 28, 2011 – 2:18 pm

Through my production company, Last Minute Productions, we are producing and I am starring in a production of “Art,” the Tony-award winning play by Yasmina Reza. I’m really excited about this. The previous play through Last Minute Productions we did here in Bisbee was “True West” and that sold out and did very well. For […]

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