In Praise of Tinkering
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Hi There Friend, Welcome to Spirit: Notes for the Creative Contemplative, where I discuss the role of literature, creativity, and mindfulness in culture…
believing in things unseen
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You’ll probably see some creative energy in action.
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Hi There, This week I’m shifting gears and sharing a story. Occasionally, I write personal essays rather than giving creativity advice or notes on…
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Dear Writer, I’m writing to let you know about my new newsletter: “Spirit: Notes for the Creative Contemplative.” What is “Spirit”? It delivers weekly…
Happy Pride Month
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As soon as I got pregnant, previously benign things turned dangerous. The invisible mercury lurking in canned tuna. Toxoplasma hiding in a rare steak or…
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How a creepy, postmortem photograph compelled me to write
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Weary of the Changes and Chances of Life
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Exactly two weeks ago, I was ill. I’d just received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, and I was one of the unlucky few who had severe…
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a book review
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