Because happenstance—in life and art So many things in life happen randomly. One night in 2010, my friend Jake posted a link on Facebook to nine…
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Struggling to be
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Because the best holidays are the ones you make for yourself.
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If everyone found a way to speak their truth (an unadulterated, pure truth), I’ve always wondered how that would change the world. Questions to ask…
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“Blessed be moments, millimeters and, even humbler than these, the shadows of all tiny things.” —FERNANDO PESSOA I’ve been re-reading the novel Snow…
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Finishing is its own special kind of gift
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And meditating on impatience
and disappearing
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I wasn’t supposed to be in first place. I’d never been in first place that late in a cross-country race. Perhaps I’d never been in first place in a race…
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I’ve often said one can’t go through life as a writer without having at least one devastating experience with a mean-spirited teacher, classmate, or…
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I recently read a tweet by a person pondering how to start getting ready for National Novel Writing Month (the challenge to write 50,000 words in 30…
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It's the most important question.
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