Author's note: As we careen towards the end of 2020, I am sure all of us are thinking back on the year that we had, and without a doubt, there will be a lot of discussion and commentary on all the ways this was an "unprecedented year." The "new normal" became a common phrase while … Continue reading The Unprecedented Year
For those who grow up next to the water, learning to swim is a natural and necessary skill, especially if you find yourself caught in a riptide. I was thinking about this recently. Not because I'm thinking about going for a swim in the ocean anytime soon (sadly) but rather how getting out of a … Continue reading Riptides
It was the last week in November and there I was... Hovering somewhere at about 49,100 words. Just 900 words left and soon I would achieve the unthinkable. I was about to "win" NaNoWriMo. For those unfamiliar, NaNoWriMo (the shortened way of saying 'National Novel Writing Month') is an annual challenge where writers around … Continue reading More Than Words On A Page: My NaNoWriMo Experience
On this hot NYC summer day, I'm recalling a time earlier this year when winter was dragging its feet and holding spring hostage. People started to wonder if they had unknowingly fallen asleep, missed summer and woke up in winter again. As you might imagine, after months of cold, wet and dreariness, a person's spirits … Continue reading Wisdom in Pencil Shavings
A little while ago I was speaking to one of my dear friends in Australia. She is what I would describe as a touchstone, term for someone who restores faith in the goodness of humanity. This person helps unwrap and untangle any knots around my heart and mind, and I always walk away from our … Continue reading Unravel
A sneak peek at another project that I've been tinkering with for a few years.
Seeing the beauty that this moment has to offer