On Loss and Living

“He who doesn’t fear death dies only once.” ~Giovanni Falcone When someone very close to us dies, I imagine its normal to start seeing life through a death-tinged filter. Oh sure, we look for and find joy (hopefully in increasing measure) as we walk...

The Gap Between the Years

I wanted to end/start the year by posting some cathartic message that I didn’t even know I had in me, something about the great lessons of the year just past and my bright hopes for the future.To be honest, 2017 wore me out. It was a transformative time for our...

Perpetual Compassion (A World Changer)

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ― Mother Teresa I feel the need to record on this blog what a great kid Maki is. A few weeks ago, he told me about a girl he knows at school who had recently lost her...

50,000 Words in a Month!

Some of you know that at the beginning of November I took on a creative challenge of writing 50,000 words in a month along with other writers all over the world. The NaNoWriMo project takes place every November. It started with a mere 21 participants in 1999, and in...

Press and Publicity

Hello, friends. I’ve got some press happening this month that I’d like to share with you. I was privileged to be interviewed about my Groundbreaking Girls project and how it helped me navigate grief. The writer, Lindsey Linegar, who I knew just barely at...