This weekend, I was enthralled by a blog post shared by Mark Willen ("Sexual Assault: When Real Life and Fiction Collide"), who was pondering how his published works hold up in the #MeToo era. As a result of Mark's post, which was weighing heavily on my mind today, I decided to ask a few writers/teachers about … Continue reading Our Authentic Show Must Go On
I'm on this new diet (I hate the connotations that are associated with that word; every one of us is on some kind of diet, right?). Anyway, it's the Keto Diet, and I can't have more than 27 (ideally 20) net carbs a day. Perspective: I was downing probably 300 net carbs a day. So … Continue reading Discovering Creative Ketosis
Earlier today, I had a little sit-down with myself to figure a few things out. You see, my inner critic has been working overtime in the past month or two, absolutely convincing me that the following were completely, and without question, true: My words were no longer meaningful, and they no longer mattered with the … Continue reading So, let’s talk
A few days ago, a close friend passed away rather suddenly. I think the shock of her death gripped many of us in those first hours, where we didn’t know exactly how to react. We searched for meaning, we tried to make sense of the fact that she was here in one moment, and gone … Continue reading Answering The Call To Adventure: Part 1. Discovering The Writer Within
Yesterday afternoon, I spent a good hour at my local library researching topics that interest me greatly: spirituality, love, peace, and writing. You see, I've had some pretty good plans lately for new publications. Most of them center on improving your life through mindfulness and spirituality, using writing as a vehicle to living a more … Continue reading Our Need To Endure
Dear God: Are You there? Lately I have been wondering, as a few things have happened around our world that makes me question what's really going on. Well, I guess it is a combination of things. I mean, bad stuff happens all the time. No real change there. The change is in us, and the … Continue reading An Open Letter To God: Are You There?
Mark, a friend and fellow artist and educator, walked in to my classroom yesterday, just before noon. I was talking with Andrew, an alum from '05 who is a fascinating individual and filmmaker. "Make good art," is what Mark said. He stood there, smiled, and said it again. "Make good art." Andrew and I looked … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and Making Good Art