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Entertain The Present | For Here, Please

February 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’m running late but actually walking, on my way to meet Nancy and Kim for one of our writing sanctuary days. The sun warming my nose mitigates the distress in my heart [...]

Take Your Write-amins: Unshackle Your Voice

September 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. If you’re too much—bold, loud, opinionated, emotional—they won’t like you. Wait for permission. Be a [...]

Please Don’t Suck It Up

April 28, 2014 // 5 Comments

Here’s a confession, with a bonus realization: I’m really good at “sucking it up,” and I don’t have to do that. So have I stopped sucking it up?  Not entirely.  [...]

For Here, Please

October 1, 2013 // 3 Comments

Although I do enjoy many things about “to go”—my grad school days of roaming about Mid-City in New Orleans with a delicious cocktail in a go-cup, or getting take-out [...]