Wait

It’s weird. The eastern sky lit up on fire last night. The wildfire dosen’t rip through like a tornado or hurricane or tsunami. No one is dead. Most people have time to stand in the middle of their houses and ask themselves–what should I take with...

What Is Your Best Vehicle Breakdown Story?

Stories express the complicated beauty of life better than lessons or lectures or one-liners ever could. I want to focus more on story-telling this year, and I’d love for you to join me on Thursdays. Next week, I’m telling a story about breaking down. Not...

A Revealing Lecture

We lounged around a table in a Chicago pizzeria, basking in the relief of having the debate season behind us and a day of sight-seeing before us. The graduating seniors on the team began telling favorite stories from the previous four years, regaling the underclassmen...

RemembeRED: In Which I Dabble in Memoir-Writing

In the spring I dabbled in different genres, including fiction and memoir.  Write On Edge sends weekly memoir-writing prompts, called RemembeRED, and this particular week’s prompt was to think of a sound or a smell that reminds you of something from your past...