Are You Getting What You Need? (A Letter to My Readers)

I got a letter of encouragement from a reader regarding my crisis of faith. It was a nice letter, and I have been touched by everyone who has reached out privately and shared their story with me. In responding, I got carried away with the words. That happens to me from time to time. So even though I wrote this to one specific person, I feel a bit like I wrote it to all of my readers. So I'm sharing it with you now.  Good morning _____!Thank you so much for this note of … [Read more...]

Make Good Art and Do The Work: What Donald Michael Kraig and Neil Gaiman Have To Say About The Great Work

I've been thinking about The Great Work lately. It's such a grandiose thing to say: I'm sitting here mulling over The Great Work. You should try saying it sometime with just a note of irritation in your voice and a steely, arched eyebrow. Preferably at Starbucks as you're waiting in line.Apparently I'm not the only one. It's not an unusual bit of magic for me to pop onto social media, check my RSS readers and rummage through my e-mail only to find someone else's thoughts running in a similar … [Read more...]