Redefining the Sacred. Discovering it Within.

Write Toward Vulnerability

Write Toward Vulnerability

If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re a writer you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary... Read more...
The Scaffolding Around My Heart

The Scaffolding Around My Heart

Today is Abby’s last day of high school. I just finished packing her last school lunch – ever; my last school lunch – ever. So many mornings over so many years now complete. it’s a big deal. She was always the hard one to pack for, only liking certain things. Were the truth told, she’s probably thrown more lunches away than eaten them. So much energy expended and... Read more...
Holes. Gaps. Cracks. Miracles. Light.

Holes. Gaps. Cracks. Miracles. Light.

When you write you have to attempt something greater than you can possibly hope to accomplish. That is the only way you can leave a hole, a gap—some chance for a miracle. ~ Heather Harpham, I Went to the Animal Fair Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. ~ Leonard Cohen Holes. Gaps. Cracks. Miracles. Light. These are true words... Read more...

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