Play Like You Belong

My friend Chet and I looked at our upcoming books in an on-line catalogue the other day discussing how surreal and out of place we felt to see our names there. My book is surrounded by pages of talented and seasoned authors : best-selling writers that I imagine don’t plunk words on an old laptop […]

What Does It Take to Orchestrate a Comeback?

During chapter twenty-something of writingmy upcomingbook, I took a break to read through the working manuscript…It leveled me. Isaw problems ineverything. My ideas and writing seemed pathetic; I couldn’t seem to locate a poetic moment amongst the densely worded stack of kindling. I was very close to heading straight for the fire pit in our […]

The Sacredness of “No” in a “Yes” World

We live in a “yes” culture. Winners say “yes.” Elections are won with chants of “Yes, we can.” “Yes”-men seem to have thejob security. “Yes” gets us the attention we crave. We are conditioned that “yes” is always an appropriate answer… One of my favorite songwriters wrote about his conflict of having to decide betweenoccupations: […]