About Cassie McClure

Cassie McClure

Cassie McClure

Cassie McClure is a 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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Refills from a Blessed Cup Jun 11, 2021

It was hard for my dad to describe to me what he did at work when I was little. He was a mechanic in the Air Force, specializing in hydraulics for F-16s. When I asked, he would tell me about how fluids turn into pressure and how wind creates lift, co... Read More

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Paying the Dues for Life and Not for Work Jun 06, 2021

A few years back, at a weekend conference, I did a brief tour of the newsroom of my state's largest newspaper. Other attendees walked through the rows of empty desks without so much of a glance around. I ogled the different personal items on the desk... Read More

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Roping Together a Weak Defense of Social Media May 30, 2021

Social media gets a bad rap. Most of it is well deserved. It caters to various strains of "fake news," unrealistic life standards and relentless commercialism of all aspects of life. But as a work-from-homer, social media has been a savior against th... Read More

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Signing the Papers May 23, 2021

The doctors first asked me to leave the room. I can't remember where I went and whether I was escorted or not, but I left. My parents went to sit down with the doctors at a little table in my hospital room. The doctors would explain, and my parents w... Read More