publishing · Writing

The Fallacy of “It Only Takes One Yes”

The other day, I asked an author friend of mine about her most recent manuscript. "Oh, that one? It's dead. No one wants it and my past publisher held on to it for six months before finally telling me they weren't going to move forward with it." This friend has, in the past, sold two… Continue reading The Fallacy of “It Only Takes One Yes”

Learning · Reading

Story and Memory: The Little Prince

Many years ago, another teacher and I took some students down to Mexico. On the morning we were to visit the ruins of Chichen Itzá, one of my kiddos, a 14-year old, got sick. You know the one: ate something not quite right sick. We sent his classmates and my colleague on ahead to go… Continue reading Story and Memory: The Little Prince

Listening · Teaching

It’s All Been Said Before

I’ve been staring at this document for several days now, wondering what to write and how to write it. Because, as my title indicates, it’s all been said before. In lots of different ways, with all the same words, not just in the past week, but in the past ten years. Twenty years. And more.… Continue reading It’s All Been Said Before

Learning · Reading · Viewing · Writing

“Too Many Issues”

A week or so ago, my partner and I went to see Everything, Everywhere, All at Once in the theater. It’s a fabulous take on the multiverse theme. It’s action-packed, full of drama, while slipping in bit of the absurd, which to me felt right on point for the kind of philosophical, nihilistic backdrop of… Continue reading “Too Many Issues”