The unlikely pilgrimage

Not long ago, I read a book called The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. I wasn’t a huge fan, actually – the protagonist got on my nerves – but one thing about it did catch my [...]

Confessions of an email nag

Some mothers remind their kids to take a sweater or eat their vegetables. Some mothers email their kids links to articles about lack of reproductive rights for women in Central America. You can [...]

Happy belated, Bill

Saturday I rounded up some of my favorite people and saw a performance of Romeo and Juliet in honor of my homeboy William Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday (also, coincidentally, the 400th [...]

A spring day

It is such a wonderful day today, full of sun and promise and things bursting from the ground. I don’t want to be biased, but spring in my neck of the woods could be the best thing ever. [...]

Are you #Divergent?

Having a book out in the world is really the gift that keeps on giving. A friend recently flagged for me the fact that THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY is listed as a book to read if you consider [...]

The spring of letting go

It was some time this spring that I realized I had to let go. I’m not sure how I feel about it. I power through life. I have fought the desolation of the human condition by doing. By [...]