Learn about the United Nations Global Goals and how you can empower your child to take a stand against social injustice.
Writing a memoir is not for the weak-hearted. There is crying involved. And sometimes, a good, stiff martini. Along the way this new book might also help: Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir.
Sometimes setbacks can fuel our writing. The story of one writer and what she learned about empathy when she had a medical scare.
Update: My good friend Chloe Jeffreys has challenged a bunch of us to choose our “One Word for 2015.” I only did this once—last year—because it is excruciatingly hard to sum up my vision in one word. I am, after all, a writer. But this year, the challenge fits better. Because I have vowed to express and […]
Last week a Facebook friend posted a quote about procrastination. She said: The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life. This leads me to believe that I should be either an eater of chocolate, a librarian, or a full-time reader of books. […]
Pick up the pen. Just pick up the damn thing and write. Write about everything. Write about nothing at all (it worked for Seinfeld). Write about what chills you to the bone. About what breaks your heart. About what makes you laugh out loud. About regrets (are they still keeping that interpreter position at the […]
I told myself I would not jump on the “What can we learn about life (or business or blogging or whatever other crazy thing) from Robin Williams?” bandwagon. That’s crass and gross and manipulative, to reduce his amazing life to a 5-step, self-promotional, how-to blog post. And yet I am devastated, as many of you […]
If you are in the U.S., I wish you an Independence Day full of laughter and good noms. And if you do not celebrate the 4th, hoping you have a happy and restful weekend. It is the mid-70s here on the island. Perfect weather. And now (if I had drum, this is where I would […]