Category Archives: writing

Excerpts from My Upcoming Self-Help Book

I used to have a card, I think it was a birthday card someone gave me, that said, “Everything I need to know I learned from my dog.” Maybe you know the one. “Smell everything that interests you.” “Eat and … Continue reading

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A Nod to Our Sponsors

Anne Lamott Last week sometime I positively devoured a book by her called “Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.” It had the peculiar effect of making me want to write. But not in an old-school, “I will … Continue reading

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You go for weeks without any pain at all, just minor irritation and then suddenly you wake up hurting. Everything breaks at once. My heart hurts because my friend is suffering loss. My head hurts, just on the right side, … Continue reading

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The Internet Soothes My Savage Beats. Beast. Breast.

I woke up this morning with a song in my head. No, not a song, a line from a song. And no, not a song, but one of them new fangled hip-hop thingees where there’s one guy and then another … Continue reading

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15 Minutes Till Chips

I used to write every day in a spiral bound notebook. I used to write 3 longhand, single-spaced pages every morning, before I did anything else. I started doing this when I started reading “The Artist’s Way,” a book Sarah’s … Continue reading

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