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Simplify: Novel, Dogs, Job

As I got older, I thought life would get simpler. I’d go to work. I’d come home. I’d read away the hours. In my thirties, I discovered writing (well, rediscovered it after a particularly [...]

Stuck: How to Deal with Writer’s Block

Stuck: How to Deal with Writer’s Block I hated to even utter the word. I would not say it aloud. I couldn’t even write it down. I thought it, briefly, but in my one successful meditation [...]

The Beginnings of a Meditation Practice for Writers

The Beginnings of a Meditation Practice for Writers I don’t know much about meditating but have been aspiring to do so for years ever since I read Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones. Over [...]

The Joy (Yes, Joy) of Spreadsheets

The Joy (Yes, Joy) of Spreadsheets Last Thursday, I took my annual trip to DC for my day job and spent the day at the office. I always enjoy seeing my coworkers but am equally happy to come back [...]