J.B. Blackford

Refine. Hone. Distill. The self is a text, too.

Tattoo My Story: Breast Cancer, Ink, and Human Experience

All you have to do is see me in a short-sleeved shirt to know that I¬†like¬†tattoos. I’m a storyteller, so each tattoo has its reason, but I also know people … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Weary Writer Interviews Me

Now this is truly exciting for me. Recently, I answered some questions for Jason Gerringer of The Weary Writer. I won’t give away all of the goods here, but Jason … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

CollectivEvolution: A Communal Organic Story

In the midst of my usual copy editing and developmental editing gigs, I’ve signed up for some Managing Editor responsibilities on a project with my friend and client, Shannon Johnson, … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

6 Questions for a Hippie Homeschooler: An Interview

A good friend and previous colleague of mine, Shannon Johnson, recently began homeschooling her eleven-year-old son, Zion, and her approach is radically different than anything I’ve experienced. In six questions, … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

Extending or Ending the Disconnect

This is not what I usually do here. Just a few months ago, in this page’s first post, I said that my purpose was to talk about editing, writing, reading … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 1 Comment