Writing for me boils down to one thing: passion, the drive to tell my stories. To stay authentic, to keep being myself, that passion has to drive all my writing decisions. With my boys gone, I’m devoting most of my free time to writing–and savoring every moment of living in this story world. Perhaps not being able to write for a while made me appreciate … Continue reading A Passion for Story
Heading into the holiday, most of us will be surrounded by family, some like me will not, but the holiday vibe got me thinking about heritage, place and self-determination. How much of who we are is tied up in FAMILY – or community? How much in the FREEDOM to live the life we choose? Here are some online exhibitions to browse while pondering: Between Worlds at … Continue reading Art Crawl: Get me through this week!
It’s an article crossing art, tech and brain science with a dash of fun — and my first work for Salon. They gave it quite a title,”Why we’re addicted to mysteries: How the search for the unknown has brought out the best in people.” I call it “Between Reality and … well, Maybe.” Continue reading For Salon: Why we’re addicted to mysteries
I’m so happy to share that my short memoir, “In the Company of Forever” has just been published by Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine. It’s the story of my spring break in Shetland Islands while I was studying at the U of H campus in London. The trip to Shetland was life-changing. And check out the other stories and wonderful editor’s note on the … Continue reading For Outside In Magazine: In the Company of Forever
(reblogged from 6/2013 while I revise Paradox) What makes a writer? Not English degrees. Not publishing deals. Only one thing defines us: Words on paper. That’s it, really. Yes, if you want someone to actually read the words, you have to do more. If you want to make any money at it, you have to do more. But all writers have to begin in the same … Continue reading What makes a writer?