The Writing Life – Between Solitude and Loneliness

Writing is for many of us a solitary endeavor, one we undertake in a quiet room behind a closed door. But that doesn’t have to make it a lonely business, a separation from people and the world, not even if we spend hours in a room every day. When you write, you can only look … Continue reading The Writing Life – Between Solitude and Loneliness

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When Your Life Feels Too Short

"Life is so short," you hear people say. "It passes like a dream. It seems that only yesterday I was a kid." I disagree. Life is not short, not unless we let our mind make it so. I am only 26 years old, but I have lived a great deal already. I would like to … Continue reading When Your Life Feels Too Short

The Perfectionist In Me

When I shop for fruits or vegetables, I pick them with excessive care. The perfectionist in me searches for those without blemish, perfect in shape, firm to the touch. I know, however, that this is a fundamentally wrong way to shop for food in a world where food waste is a problem. When I have … Continue reading The Perfectionist In Me