what matters?

Middle Age = Adolescence? No, of course not. Middle age does not equal adolescence. But there are some similarities, at least in my life, which I first posited in my last post. Bear with me. The Great Medical Drama of 2015 (which henceforth I will refer to as “GMD15”) first prompted this line of thinking.Continue reading “what matters?”

teen angst, part 1

After a brief blog hiatus, during which I finished content editing THE FLATS, did a couple of freelance editing projects, and finished all of my spring grading, I’m back to the blog. I’m setting a new goal, too: write at least one entertaining blog post a week. It’ll be up to you to tell meContinue reading “teen angst, part 1”

risks > mistakes

“Take risks and be willing to learn from those mistakes” has sort of become my catch phrase over the past couple of years. Like many catch phrases, one might wonder whether the person uttering it practices what she preaches . . . at least I would. The answer, in my case, is that I usuallyContinue reading “risks > mistakes”

method writing

About a month ago, I gave my first book reading in an oddly-lit room at an otherwise gorgeous public library. It was, I hope, the first in a series of readings from said book, a book from which I finally feel a healthy sense of distance. What I mean by that is this: there wasContinue reading “method writing”