Nerve & Me

  This week, I was honored to share an essay in Vela Magazine , a publication I've long admired. The essay explores what life with epilepsy has taught me about uncertainty. The world—and our bodies—do not always operate in a neat and orderly fashion. Control is not our default modus operandi, or even our ideal. Thirty years with epilepsy has taught me … Continue reading Nerve & Me

The Accidental Tourist, Unplugged

One of the hardest things to do—for freelancers or anyone—can be to stop and make yourself take a vacation. On the surface, it seems impossible that a freelancer would have any trouble arranging a vacation. If I’m in charge of my own schedule, what’s the problem? But generally, the freelance life is less predictable than … Continue reading The Accidental Tourist, Unplugged

The Gift | Lewis Hyde

In a fantastic little bookshop in Lenox, Massachusetts this week, I found a book called The Gift by Lewis Hyde. The title refers to that certain something we each individually have to offer. A kind of cult classic (recently going into its 25th edition) it was called "the best book I know of for talented … Continue reading The Gift | Lewis Hyde