Last week I saw a musician playing the violin while hula hooping on a downtown corner. I didn’t think, “oh,… Read more Just say “no” to multi-tasking
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Way back in March of 2016, scientists in the UK made the mistake of asking citizens to name their new… Read more Boaty McBoatface or Good Character Names
Late in the fall I came across this tree with just one lone red leaf still holding onto a branch,… Read more The last leaf holds on
Every year I look ahead to several weeks off around the holidays. That is, if you could call baking a… Read more Holidays: Relax or work?
Ever had one of those days? You can’t pass by a counter or coffee table without hurting yourself on it.… Read more Stressed out but still writing
After deciding to become a writer in my thirties, there has never been a time when I have decided to… Read more The Fallow Months
As a perpetual list maker and worrier, I hate to start something without knowing where it’s going. What if I… Read more Does the end come before the beginning?
This spring I got to give the Best Short Story Edgar to… Stephen King! But he wasn’t able to be… Read more Being Stephen King… For just one night