Karma Chameleon

Most people—you and me and that woman making your latte and that man turning down your bed—we want the same thing. We want to taste beauty so potent it transforms us.

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Solstice Means Stillness

A decade ago, I promised myself I’d spend summer solstice in the brightest part of the world. It wasn’t really a bucket-list thing—not sure I have one of those—but instead, some kind of calling.

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