This is the part where you’re supposed to save me.

I got an email from Jodi Cohen last night, the woman who invited me to come read from Life is a Verb in Madison, Wisconsin, in early October: "I wanted to write something deep and profound about how you cried during your reading in Madison. I didn't. Or I...

No to 102, yes to love

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has read this blog for a while that I am fully in support of equal rights for the GLBTQ community, many of whom I consider among my closest, dearest friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Am I more fully human than they are?...

Run into the bamboo thicket in your jammies

What if it was your job to help everyone else succeed? – David Robinson Tess got a small package in the mail a few weeks ago. Its arrival alone (regardless of the content) was cause for some serious celebration in our house. In fact, mail is such a Big Deal in Our...

Write in your margins, talk back to your life

Ah, Greensboro. Home of my college years. Site of a fantastic Life is a Verb event last Friday night. After two days of driving to points here and there in Georgia, I arrived back in NC, in Greensboro, just in time for a LIAV reading at the Barnes & Noble Friendly...