It’s my birthday, Sunday, and I’m giving away copies of my new short fiction piece, “The Price of a Cup of Coffee.” There’s no hidden grab; I don’t want your email address. You don’t need to sign up for anything. It really is free and clear.
I saw a familiar face on the screen—someone my brother, Lars, had introduced me to years before. I had no idea the far-reaching impact that would have on my life.
I woke up this morning muttering something to myself. I could not ignore its demand for attention; its message was more important than I realized. You are enough. Just as you are. Right now. In this crazy moment that has you reeling. You are enough. It's really gonna be okay. Everything's gonna be just fine
How much would your day change if you made one little adjustment? It's easy to get busy with life, so easy in fact that we forget the people we're meeting and interacting with are living separate lives. Lives with ups and downs, joys and sorrows.Lives like mine.Like yours. I'm doing the best I can, and … Continue reading What If…
When Adam Vary wrote the Buzzfeed article about his friend's (Anthony Rapp) sex abuse allegations against Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, he set off a string of dominoes that continue to fall almost five years later, even in my own life.
It's New Year's Eve. A year ago today, I took action on something I'd been working on in the wings for several months—finally took action, if I'm being honest. I'd labored over the idea of stepping into a storm I could easily have avoided for the remainder of my life. Some have argued that my … Continue reading New Year’s Eve 2021—Would I Do It All Again?
Nothing compares to slipping into the hot, bubbling waters of a Japanese onsen hot spring. The day's worries and stresses dissolve as the hot waters churn and swirl around you. So if you want to visit an onsen but are worried about proper etiquette–that can often seem daunting, if not utterly perplexing, to most non-Japanese … Continue reading How To Enjoy Onsen Hot Spring