I’ve been participating off and on in National Novel Writing Month for close to a decade. I absolutely love the idea that for thirty days in November hundreds of thousands of writers around the world are throwing their hearts and minds into the writing of a novel. Even though I’ve only hit the 50,000 word… Read More NaNoWriMo: Serious Fun
As I was scrounging around in my Scrivener archive today, I found this piece I wrote nearly a year ago, in April 2018, as I was gearing up for the Heart of America tour. I’m not sure why I didn’t post it then. It seems even more relevant now that I’m back and have had… Read More Find Myself a City to Live In
Last summer, at an Omega Institute creativity workshop with Kate Shela, I fell in love with 5 Rhythms. But, I had fallen in love with Kate Shela well before that. To say that 5 Rhythms is a movement practice or that Kate is a 5 Rhythms instructor doesn’t begin to do justice to the deep… Read More Shall We Dance?
Saturday, August 18. Backstage at Portland’s Newmark Theater at FloatCon 2018: I’m miked up, and I’m amped up. Wandering around and then dancing around, shrugging my shoulders, shaking out my hands, trying to slough off the energy that is surging like a tsunami through my body. I’m about to go onstage and talk in front… Read More FloatCon 2018
Each day parked outside the white picket fenced home of my dear friend and former colleague Kelly Brown has brought an interesting encounter with strangers drawn to the Avion…. Day One: the two skate punks who told me they “love it when white people get creative like this.” Yikes. Day Two: the charming musician, straight… Read More Curbside Encounters: Orange County, CA
Say hello to my little friend. Her name is Hymenolepsis. She’s a gut parasite. And she and a whole crew of her little friends recently made themselves at home in my belly. After all the jokes I heard about Montezuma’s Revenge when I told people I was going to Mexico, I would have expected something… Read More Say Hello to My Little Friend: Parasite Woes
Today was one of those days that just gets away from you – early appointments, missed connections, low blood sugar – so I wasn’t able to jump on the Art Studio Tour in and around Los Barriles. Luckily for me, Playa Norte RV park was one of the stops on the tour, right here in… Read More Art in My Own Backyard: Los Barriles’ Art Walk
A few days ago Fiona and I were taking a quick spin around Playa Norte, looking for a prime tinkle spot, when we ran into a woman aiming a camera with a huge telephoto lens into the treetop. “What are you finding up there?” I whispered, not wanting to ruin her concentration. She lowered her… Read More 100 Strangers. I’m #37.
Before we get any deeper into 2018, I want to say a deep and heartfelt thank you to all the people who supported me, digitally and in person, this past year – and there were a LOT of you. My motto for the longest time has been “leap and the net will appear” – but… Read More To My 2017 Support Crew: HUGE Love & Gratitude