Countdown

Today is one of those fall Sundays in Seattle that I live for: the sky is bright white with a …

Can We Talk?

If last summer was the season of shoulder, this summer was the season of the glute. Each year, I learn …

Otherhood

Warning: this week’s blog post, a comedic romp into the realm of the sadly under-utilized gluteous maximus muscle, is now …

This One Time At Writers Camp

Great art is clear thinking about mixed feelings. —WH Auden During a recent Pacific Northwest heat wave, two hundred writers …

Adaptation

With regard to weathering change, I’ve received more advice in the past few weeks than ever before. Major life shifts …

A Room of One’s Own

While it’s been many years since I’ve shared the cost of rent with someone, this isn’t to say that I …

Weights & Measures

Him:  We have to ask ourselves at a certain point in life if the goal isn’t how far we can …

Inspiration

It’s a rare opportunity when I can daylight the writing that I do that does not appear in this blog. …

What a Mother

Within the pantheon of idyllic perfection looms a lofty figure, one who overshadows beloved English professors, high school football coaches …

I Do Not Have a Problem

They say that the first step to kicking addiction is recognizing that you have a problem, however when I looked …

Women of EDGE

Want to participate in your local writing community? Come to a free reading by the 2013 EDGE Literary Artists at …

Swimmingly

It’s taken me twelve years in Seattle to swim in an indoor pool. Or, more accurately, it has taken me …

Little Things

Never write to settle scores. This, of course, is a great temptation for writers abused in some way. Rather than …

Embodiment: You Are Here

You know those large, illuminated maps in shopping malls, the ones bearing a big red dot with the words, YOU …

AWP14

Those who didn’t venture near the Washington State Convention Center in the last four days are likely unaware that over …

Rules

Must the Gun Always Fire? (And Other Rules of Writing) was the theme of Friday night’s Hugo House Literary Series …

Elevation

They say that, to remedy a fear of heights, one should concentrate on looking left and right like windshield wipers. …