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Andrew Kensley

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Andrew Kensley writes about wellness and healthcare for Mind & Body Magazine and the University of Colorado Health Insider.

His parenting column, Wee Wisdom, appeared every other week from 2009 to 2013 in the Fort Collins Coloradoan, during which time he also wrote travel content and features.

Andrew is a contributor to Fort Collins Magazine, his short fiction has appeared in the Owen Wister Review, and his work has also been featured in the family travel website, Momaboard.com.

When he's not writing, husband-ing, parenting or otherwise enjoying himself in the beautiful Colorado outdoors, Andrew works full time as a physical therapist, a career which he has thoroughly enjoyed for 18 years. A native of Montreal, Canada, he now happily resides i
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Andrew Kensley Simple (well, simple to say, anyway). 4 things:

1) Read a lot.
2) if you love to write, write as much as you can. Write anything and everything, ficti…more
Simple (well, simple to say, anyway). 4 things:

1) Read a lot.
2) if you love to write, write as much as you can. Write anything and everything, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, journaling, etc.
3) find a group with whom you can share your work confidently, and be open to feedback. It's daunting at first, but it's the best way to improve your writing and editing skills.
4) This is ABSOLUTELY THE MOST IMPORTANT: be persistent, in your writing, your critiquing, editing, revising, submitting your work, marketing and promotion. You will receive countless more rejections than praise, so get used to it and keep moving forward.(less)
Andrew Kensley Seeking Blue began somewhere around 2002 (still not really sure) as maybe a short story, or a very vague iteration of what I was capable of putting do…moreSeeking Blue began somewhere around 2002 (still not really sure) as maybe a short story, or a very vague iteration of what I was capable of putting down on paper. Quite honestly, for the first few years (yes, years), it was truly awful, essentially unreadable. But that's another story...
I wanted to write something about a father-son relationship, something to explore the challenges of raising children, dealing with mistakes, and the importance of not giving up on family—or what happens when a person does give up on family. I also was interested in exploring the idea of absentee parenting, and what can happen to children when their parents don't feel capable of raising them. I'm a big advocate of those who can't speak for themselves, and I've always felt that kids whose parents don't put in the effort suffer, and it's never their fault to begin with.
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Seeking Blue

4.06 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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"Save One Life, and You Save the Whole World"

Schindler's List is back for a short run at a couple of cinemas in Fort Collins. It's 25 years old, but the message of the dangers of hatred and bigotry...well, let's just say our country could use a reboot.

Last night, I took my 15-year-old to see one of the most important films ever made: Steven Spielberg's opus about the efforts of one very wealthy, magnanimous man to save over a thousand Jews f Read more of this blog post »
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