A Week in Music – “This is Me” and “How Far I’ll Go”

I know many writers enjoy immersing themselves in music as they write, but listening to music has never been a way for me to find that metal space where my words pour from my mind and through the keyboard into my work. It’s not because I don’t enjoy music, it’s that I enjoy it too much. When a song comes on which touches my soul I feel compelled to stop everything and just be. And, if the song is anywhere near my vocal range, I need to sing.

Reading

The past few weeks I’ve begun to realize one of my personal disciplines had slipped. I wasn’t reading. This happens from time to time, as life and work conspire to…

Socially Awkward

I will typically refer to myself as “socially awkward” or “socially mal-adjusted,” and in response to this assertion one reader of this blog asked me, “May I ask why you…