home

connect

contact

learn something new every day:

Nov
17

I met the most amazing craftspeople when I was in Portland last week. Read my USA Today piece, 10 Portland makers who will make you say, “Please take my money!” and get all your holiday shopping done early!

Read All Entries

get the latest from Lois

Stay connected to the Oasis!


“four dead in ohio:” a documentary by 14-year-old augie rice

One of the highlights of competing in Blogger Idol — other than, ahem, winning it! — was becoming friends with one of my fiercest competitors, Liesl Testwuide. And one of the highlights of meeting Liesl was being introduced to her son, Augie, a budding filmmaker whose short documentary, Four Dead in Ohio, moved me to tears. You can watch the 9 minute film in its entirety, above.

There’s no question that the subject matter will always be explosive but the fact that an eighth grader would gravitate to it and want to make sure the students who died aren’t forgotten gives me great hope for our future.

With the Oscars coming up on Sunday, it seemed an appropriate time to talk to this young filmmaker. [Read more…]