When We Were On Fire: A Review

I’m honored to be writing for the first time over at Antler today, where I’m reviewing Addie Zierman’s recently released memoir, When We Were On Fire. Here’s a bit of what I wrote about it. (I’m hoping you’ll finish the rest of it over there…) *  Addie Zierman’s memoir begins in front of her high [Read More…]

And the winner is…

Remember how Matt Appling guest-posted this past Monday about his new book Life After Art? I asked you all to leave a comment about how you’re trying (or would like to try) to bring creativity into your responsible, grown-up life. I loved the responses. Thanks so much for sharing. I did a Very Official Drawing [Read More…]

Creativity Is Something You Deserve to Do (a guest post from Matt Appling)

I’ve been following Matt Appling’s blog The Church of No People for over a year now and I’m so excited that his first book Life After Art released just this past week. I asked him if he’d stop by and share with us a little about his book. (I also asked him if he’d give a [Read More…]

Septemberish Bookish Sweetness

These past six weeks haven’t been my most productive times of reading. Too many nights spent emailing preschools and watching the Olympics and worrying about things I shouldn’t be worrying about. But I have been reading. And here are my ruminations… I’m still reading Kristin Lavransdattar. It’s a long one and I’m really loving it, but [Read More…]

She lists some things she’s loving.

Oh, friends. Are you so tired of me saying it’s been quite a week? If you are, I won’t say it again. Instead I’ll say this: I’m ready for my husband to come home. And I’m ready for my cat to stop going to the hospital. (This is when I should stop and thank God [Read More…]

For those of us who need Good News…

On Fridays I usually post a poem that I’ve read that week or that has moved me in same way. (It’s my effort to force you all to read poetry and like it! You’re allowed to roll your eyes now.) But today, instead of a poem, I’m posting a video I discovered this week through [Read More…]