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    Lorin R. Robinson

    Lorin Robinson’s career has been split primarily between university teaching/administration and business. He chaired the Journalism Department at the University of Wisconsin—River Falls for 10 years after founding and managing the school’s public radio station. He then joined 3M Company as a marketing communications manager. After 24 years at 3M, he returned to teaching—in the Graduate College of Business, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis. Robinson has BS and MS Degrees in Journalism from Northwestern University and a PhD in Communication from the University of Minnesota. Over the years he has also worked as a journalist, photojournalist, magazine writer and radio announcer. He and his wife, Linda, split their time between Lake Elmo, MN; Taos, NM and Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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  • What Happens When Truth Catches Up With Fiction?

    What Happens When Truth Catches Up With Fiction?0

    Novelist-poet-playwright Doris Lessing famously said:  “There’s no doubt that fiction makes a better job of the truth.”  It is interesting, however, that—at least in the case of climate fiction (cli-fi)—the truth is catching up with fiction much faster than anticipated. In my book, Tales from The Warming, I tried to apply Lessing’s dictum to telling

  • Writing Outside One’s Racial Box: A Primer

    Writing Outside One’s Racial Box: A Primer0

    When I began writing The 13: Ashi-niswi I didn’t know I was blissfully wandering into a minefield. I guess I must live in a bubble. The 13 is historical fiction—the tale of 13 Native American (Anishinaabe/Ojibwe) teenagers who seek to restore the honor of their band by tracking down and savaging the Dakota war party