About

Julie Akins is a long time, award winning journalist, teacher and published author of the book “common miracles; Gifts from a Grateful Universe.”.

She is the proud News Director of the NBC affiliated television station in gorgeous Southern Oregon and mother to two grown children and grandmother to a four year old grand daughter.

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5 responses to “About

  1. Ellen Heine

    Julie, I’ve been reading your posts on Facebook for a while. Always entertaining. But I’m so happy you started a blog. A better venue for your whipsaw mind and killer instincts, I think. Your sincerity, your humor, your willingness to trust yourself…keep it coming. It’s what the world needs now. Ellen Heine

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  2. Wow Ellen, thank you so much! I had no idea I had killer instincts but it makes me feel pretty bad ass that you think so. I’ll keep it coming for lack of a choice. If I don’t write and express i explode. I’m just glad it’s reaching you. You really make my millennium.

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  3. Hello Julie
    Happy to read your blog! Just amazing!
    Ulla Mo

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  4. Joanna

    hey, Julie, looking to find more about you and landed here. your response to the Lived Practice of Nonviolence exploration caught me big time and I want to know more about you :))

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    • Joanna-thanks for your curiosity. I am a thirty year veteran of television, print and radio news. I used to call myself an “itinerant journalist” because I roamed around the country in so many newsrooms. I worked the last five years managing the NBC station in Southern Oregon, prior to that I was an on air reporter at KRON 4 in San Francisco. The resume goes deep back to the eighties. I’ve done investigative work and turned an hour long documentary which helped change the child protection laws in Florida. Now I teach at Southern Oregon University in journalism and video production. Additionally, I serve a few other non profits around town. I have also been community supported by either declining pay or going wherever I am asked for whatever the form of currency will be without question or negotiation. As a result I live quite small but feel at peace (most of the time). I follow the tracks of non violence and want to serve and learn how to do that better each day as a life goal. These are the vows I follow:
      “Creations are numberless, I vow to free them. Delusions are innumerable, I vow to transform them. Reality is boundless, I vow to perceive it. The awakened way is unsurpassable, I vow to embody it.” I know I won’t achieve that but it’s still my vow daily. Thank you for asking me!

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