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The Writing Life – The Ideas Swirling.

I have a friend who says “list me” in an attempt to smooth thought-tangles into straight lines. I’m not sure it truly works, but it does give permission for...

The Writing Life – Bloom. Rest. Burn.

In Guatemala, hillsides are sewn together in patchwork beauty. The plants weave together in milpa gardens—corn rises tall to protect tender shoots from harsh sun and wind, avocado hedges...

The Writing Life – When Pigs Fly.

Ten years ago, I crafted a list of 50 things I wanted to accomplish. The things on it were as expansive and colorful as a Texas sunset sky. “Sing...

The Writing Life – Inspiration

Inspiration is far more patchwork quilt than seamless silk, isn’t it? I think it’s that way for all of us. Rarely is it a thing that inspires us to...