Dear Llama

Last night I worked on a story for Story-a-Day. When the story began, I was sure a particular character was dead. As I came to the ending though, I brought her back to life. It wasn't because I loved her so much I couldn't let her go. Instead, I couldn't put her best friend through …

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Dear Llama

A while back, a friend and fellow writer, Tammy Breitweiser, brought llamas into my life, specially on Tuesdays. Did you know llamas are having a moment? Well, apparently they are, and while my heart will always belong to the unicorns, llamas are cool too. They must be. Just look at them! So, thanks to some …

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Being in the Arena

Recently I watched Brene Brown's Netflix special. This article talks about it. Brene says that joy is the most vulnerable human emotion. We’re so afraid that if we let ourselves feel joy, something will come and take that away from us and we’ll be hit with pain, trauma, and loss. As a consequence, we try …

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Some Strange and Marvelous Place

This week I'm remembering the first novel I ever fell in love with. I read voraciously as a child, going through all the books in the children's section of the local library and reading during classes instead of paying attention to the teacher. But Watership Down was a book on my mother's bookshelf. I was …

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