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the most heartbreaking, emotional, autobiographical book I will ever write

May 26, 2016 Writing  One comment

“If this is the last thing that I was writing, what would I write about?”

This question came up in a podcast I was listening to a few weeks ago.

It got me thinking: 

What is the the one thing I need to get out of me, and put out into the world before I’m gone?

What is the one piece of work that I would choose to represent who I am, who I was, for the rest of time?

It just happened to be a fortunate turn of luck that my current project, Running to Stand Still, is that piece of work.

Knowing the next few books I have on my docket (that’s what I call my agenda—because doesn’t it just sound so much more legit + fancy that way?), I can honestly say that Running to Stand Still

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Can I stay?

October 29, 2014 LifeThoughts  One comment

My therapist tells me I'm not supposed/allowed to think about this, but being the angsty/moody writerly type that I am, I feel that my feelings aren't real until they're down on paper and out of my freaking head.

So here goes, most of you know that Andrew and I are spending January - March 2015 down in North Carolina to see if we want to live there. It's a trial run, but also an excuse to get the hell out of dodge for the worst of the winter months. If you didn't, well now you do.

(Side note: It's been an usually warm and sunny fall here in Michigan and I really think it's messing with my head and making me think things I wouldn't be thinking if it wasn't warm and were it's usual sucky self.)

I find myself trying to talk myself into staying here in Michigan after the

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