Writers Don’t Have to Drink

Writers Don’t Have to Drink

Mr. Donovan and I met in an MFA creative writing program. The majority of the students drank heavily, did drugs, or both, and a couple of the faculty members drank a lot, too (which at least one of their colleagues brought up as an excuse … Continue Reading →
Moving to California from the Midwest

Moving to California from the Midwest

A few weeks ago, because of my job, Mr. Donovan and I moved from Kansas City to Los Angeles with our three high-strung terriers. We haven’t known a lot of people to make a big move across the country in the middle of their lives. … Continue Reading →
Keep the Lesson. Leave the Guilt Behind.

Keep the Lesson. Leave the Guilt Behind.

The other day, a coworker of mine said something that offended someone else we work with. He’s a nice person, he apologized immediately, and his apology was accepted. Now, nobody goes through life without offending anybody, ever, and I told him he should let it … Continue Reading →