About Cassie McClure

Cassie McClure

Cassie McClure

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. 
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Making a List and Checking It Twice Aug 09, 2020

Of all the things I haven't expected in my life, I didn't expect that I'd need to retake second grade. But, thanks to COVID-19, here we are. Here are many of us, back to thinking we escaped worksheets and algebra, only to be pulled back in like an ol... Read More

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Beyond the Divide Aug 02, 2020

My favorite picture of my grandparents hangs in my hallway. They are in the middle of what seems like a joke, both smiling with their eyes closed and leaning into each other. It was taken by a cousin once removed who was able to be at their wedding a... Read More

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Unmasking Our Social Contracts Jul 26, 2020

I'll admit it; I had been holding out on wearing a mask in one situation — walking around my neighborhood early in the morning. Two things made me change: knowing the story of someone I encountered and a droll analysis of my generation by the o... Read More

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What We Gain From What We Lost Jul 19, 2020

The walks framed our days during the beginning of quarantine. They started and ended the day. My dog became slimmer; I did not. While discussing the abrupt end of my daughter's school year with my mom during one of the walks, I told my mom about a r... Read More