Is that a review in your hand or are you just here to kill me?

Do you read book reviews? Sometimes I read a review that makes me want to read the book--like this review of Her Fearful Symmetry--and also fills me with despair. Or maybe it is jealousy. Hard to tell the difference. I tell my son that he should worry about his own work and not everyone else's, …

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Snap Your Fingers

Today a student was asked what he would change about himself if he could anything with a snap of his fingers. He said he wouldn't change anything. Some people might say this if they have accepted themselves flaws and all. Some people might say this if they believe themselves right. They can't conceive that anything …

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The Reader

Do you focus on the negative? On Friday morning went down to IF+D where my art is for sale. Kristen, the owner and fellow crazy coffee drinker, reminds me of the woman who had spent the last month reading my novel over her lunch hour. Once or twice a week, this woman was coming into …

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Let’s Do Lunch

I wonder when I will spend time just hanging out with friends. The writing/art-making life gets in the way. How understanding are your friends if you don't see them because you have to write?