Plan Everything, Expect Nothing

Ah, the wonderful unreliability of travel. I am the kind of person who makes lists, does research, plans things and is generally a fan or order. And yet I love to travel and create. These things are not always symbiotic. Maybe because I’m a Gemini or maybe because I'm a creative gypsy I carry both... Continue Reading →

Life is a First Draft

First drafts—like life—are messy, overly complicated, contain plot holes and unfinished character arcs. There are moments of greatness, but they tend to be squashed between long expositions and mundane details. The writer, in life and writing, must explore the entire story—every tangent and detour—to tease out the real heart of the thing. We’ve got to try it all on, see what fits. Figure out what is working and what isn’t. Then ask, “Why?”

Flying (or Rather Driving) Solo

Where we spend our time and focus is how we choose our own reality. As any parent knows, the two things in shortest supply are time and focus. It feels like a little person is constantly tugging on your arm, dictating where both will go. And don’t get me wrong, there’s no more worthy recipient.... Continue Reading →

Breaking Up With The Patriarchy

As one year ends and another begins, it’s natural to reflect and make resolutions. This year my resolution isn’t about dieting, exercising more, or anything fit for an internet meme. This year I resolved to break off the most toxic relationship of my life. I am breaking up with the Patriarchy. We met when I... Continue Reading →

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