I’m rereading Bird By Bird, a book by Anne Lamott. The subtitle is “Some Instructions About Writing and Life.” Lamott is a writer and writing teacher who lives in California, somewhat neurotic, very funny and a good follow on Facebook. This book is about what it means to be a writer—the work and mindset involved. … Continue reading Rereading


The Power Vested In Me

So, yes, I’m a minister. After my nephew and his then-fiancé asked me to officiate their wedding, I went online and got myself ordained. She's no longer his fiancé; as of last weekend, they are married, and I got to be the one who said, "By the power vested in me, I pronounce you husband and … Continue reading The Power Vested In Me

500 Words

I'm not a big advice-giver, but if I've ever given you advice, it might be this: Keep a journal. By this, I mean make a daily habit of writing something, whatever you feel like writing. Write down your dreams, your plans, your fears, your obsessions, or even just what you're having for dinner. You can … Continue reading 500 Words