Five Minute Friday: Rescue

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. supers have an edgefor a whileuntil even they need salvaging from someburning wreckagewatch … Read more

Five Minute Friday: City

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. seventeen-year-old selves findspace to dance with all the dreams insideon the uneven concrete … Read more

Five Minute Friday: From

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. youdear heartstanding still on the pathshrouded in mist/eryseeking any mapfor forward marching; yousay … Read more

Five Minute Friday: Quiet

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. the silence steers meup the spiral staircase of memoryand I’ve sometimes been tempted … Read more

Five Minute Friday: Recover

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Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. and who told youyou’d walk a dustypilgrimagealways in theright direction? what caused you to … Read more

Five Minute Friday: Possible

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I’m trying something new for a bit. Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles. i taste the quality of the word—texture switching from fullness to thin line of threaded hope what is possible? realists don’t dance … Read more

What To Do When Your Feelings Don’t Match Your Identity

On a Thursday last fall, I typed up a fairly short and simple email about feelings and identity. I sent it out to subscribers and didn’t think much about it—in fact, if you’d asked me, I wouldn’t have considered it one of the better emails I’ve written. But something in it resonated deeply with readers. … Read more