A Long Loss Post

In the past six months, I have lost one aunt and one uncle. My aunt’s death was sudden and unexpected, and my uncle’s—let’s just say he plowed for decades through almost every illness, curse, and disease under the sun, until…

Worry/Way Through

"I worry when I feel good and giddy about what I’ve written that I’m delusional." How much longer would this great piece by Susannah Felts, "Here Are the Things You Should Worry About While Writing a Novel," become, if passed around…

I Am the Octopus

Sometimes, I am this ghostly creature... living deep in a sea of words, one arm in a memoir, one in a book on marketing, one in a blog post on leadership, one in the stanza of a poem I'm writing,…