How Writing Is Like Life

“That’s why I write, because life never works except in retrospect. You can’t control life, at least you can control your version.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk, Stranger than Fiction “I have spent a good many years since – too many, I think – being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before IContinue reading “How Writing Is Like Life”

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” ~ Brené Brown People are like stained-glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in; their true beauty is revealed only if their light isContinue reading “The Stories We Tell Ourselves”

On Creative Criticism

“I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.” – Johannes Kepler “The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.” – Elbert Hubbard “Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.” –Continue reading “On Creative Criticism”

Truth and Perception

“The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem.” –Captain Jack Sparrow “Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.” –Dennis Wholey “Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing, and it’sContinue reading “Truth and Perception”

Just Keep Going

Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness. Brené Brown For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been struggling with what to write in this blog. Now that I’m teaching, I have less time to ponder, write and revise my entries and after five monthsContinue reading “Just Keep Going”