How to untangle

Lives are so complicated. Each day of your life you play so many roles, have so many competing priorities for your time, your attention, your energy. All the basic life stuff — laundry, dishes, bills, obligations — and the career stuff — and the family stuff — and trying to have a social life — […]

Getting from point A to point B

I used to be obsessed with this question: how did you get from point A to point B? Where point A is knowing you want a thing, and point B is having achieved a life immersed in it. Aspiring writer to publishing author. Would-be inventor to patent, production, and profit. Cooking enthusiast to professional chef. […]

Advice to my younger self:

The only way to learn is by doing. Which means you have to try things, even things you’re going to fail at many times. Failing doesn’t mean you are a failure. It means you’re learning. I wish I had learned this sooner. But maybe failing to learn it was the way I had to learn […]