Accepting the Unacceptable

Have you ever had one of those weeks? The kind where you start out motivated and ready to take on the world—wake up early, eat healthy, check off all the things on your to-do list, ready to kick ass in every possible way—and then ... when things could go your way or not, at every... Continue Reading →

Who Am I?

The other day while I was reading Harry Potter to my son I got a text from a friend I haven't spoken to in years. It occurred to me that while my life has been a linear series of adventures and experiences to me, to my son, I am an entity that began seven years... Continue Reading →

A Turn Toward the Unexpected

In taking the advice of Brené Brown and Elizabeth Gilbert I find myself in unusual territory—following my muse and learning to be kind to myself. I accidentally started writing two (very different) novels at the same time. It may seem a strange thing to do, but it just happened. Having ideas for multiple novels at a... Continue Reading →

The Flow

"Once I sat down the story just sort of wrote itself." I was minding my own business, waiting for my latte when I overheard a woman make this statement. I almost laughed out loud. Almost. I have some self control. Sometimes. Although I may have had to remind myself that punching someone in the throat is... Continue Reading →

No Place Is Home

Since I graduated high school I have lived on four continents. I've lived in houses, apartments, condos and a tour bus. I have traveled for school, for work and for fun. I have not spent more than two consecutive years in any one abode. And I wouldn't have it any other way. But the result... Continue Reading →

Time: It’s Elastic, Like Yoga Pants

I've always been fascinated by the concept of time. Despite the clock's regularity the experience of time seems to change constantly. It is a fascinating construct of our collective imaginations that often highlights the oddities of existence. Like when I'm in the middle of something enjoyable—entrenched in writing or reading a book I love—I completely... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Homemaking

I find myself at a crossroads. On the one hand, I feel very strongly about saving the environment and eliminating toxins from my home and food. I want to reduce waste. Grow food. Save water. Learn how to be more self-sufficient. On the other hand, I’m a work-at-home mom engaged in constant time triage—prioritizing tasks... Continue Reading →

Still Busy

There's a lot of busy in the business of working for yourself. "How have you been?" My friends ask. "Busy! Good busy," I hear myself say proudly. I love that I keep getting asked to work on cool video projects. I love that my son wants me to come to his school's pancake breakfast. I... Continue Reading →

Trump and the Myth of Disconnection

Imagine this breaking news: "Aliens Attempt to Steal Earth’s Sun. Humanity Doomed Unless Aliens Defeated." As preposterous as this headline may be, it does one important thing. It unites humanity against a common foe. Lately in the news I hear a lot of “us” versus “them.” Whether it’s Republicans versus Democrats, Christians versus Muslims, black... Continue Reading →

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