Leaning Out Over the Abyss

“There are a thousand thousand reasons to live this life, every one of them sufficient.” (Marilynne Robinson, author of Gilead.) When I sit with my clipboard to do research and to write notes in my favorite café, often  mopping at sweat from having recently climbed off my bike, trying not to hear the conversation from […]

Ghosts and Revenants

The best stories often have a main character with a shameful secret to hide, or let’s just say, a ghost that haunts her from her past. I have a son who recently crossed the threshold into teenage-hood. One thing I dread about this developmental stage is how his questions force me to either lie about […]