Cassie McClure is writer who first stumbled into a journalism degree because she didn't want to analyze other people's writing as an English major. She picked up a German degree since she already spoke the language, but she really should have picked Spanish.
As an older millennial, she waited out the not-so-Great Recession by getting a master's in rhetoric, getting married to a Mexican and having two children. She worked in a university library for a good long while but also had a stint as an analyst in an open-source intelligence lab, which lends itself to fun stories at cocktail parties.
She's a proud New Mexican by choice and lives about 50 miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border.
When you grow up in a bicultural family, you tend to seek any connections to one side or the other. There may be different Saturday-morning cartoons or different types of food in rotation, but it's holidays that provide an entrance into a culture, if... Read More
I have never been a fan of confrontation. I learned to get out of daunting social situations over time. It's easy at loud, alcohol-fueled parties in your 20s. It's slightly more difficult at boring and underattended networking events in your 30s. How... Read More
Unfortunately, I was the one who gave her the milk that she spilled all over my laptop. More unfortunately, my daughter didn't tell me until the weekend was over. And the most unfortunate part was that when opening the case, the smell indicated the c... Read More
The name of the game for our family is warding off the tedium. This week, a surprise snowstorm was the earliest snowfall on record for our city. It wasn't the dusting we usually get — even in the peak of winter — but substantial snow. The... Read More