creativity · On Writing

Sharing Stories of Our Wilderness*

*With profound gratitude to Brene Brown, who has shared her light for many, many years in TED talks, courses, and books including her recent Braving the Wilderness. Have you ever felt like you were plummeting through space just as you’re falling asleep? It’s common enough that researchers and everyday people have developed reasonable-sounding explanations for… Continue reading Sharing Stories of Our Wilderness*

creativity · relationship · Romance

Overpowering Cologne–When Dating Anxiety Runs Amok

Chaste cheek kisses done, They sit at the bar, watch game Drink, laugh, tease, and flirt. Esposito’s serves incredible food, simple Southern Italian with flair. In a town infested with chains, they are the one place to go for high-quality meals, attentive service — a good time at a reasonable cost. Wednesday night found us seated at… Continue reading Overpowering Cologne–When Dating Anxiety Runs Amok

creativity · On Writing

Your Story and the Reader, One More Time

Readers bring themselves To any stories you tell. Know this — weave them well… I slammed down those words. The idea was to prepare a series of blog posts and schedule them for release while I was out of the country without my trusty laptop. It was a terrific idea. Technology seems to allow you to be present… Continue reading Your Story and the Reader, One More Time