So your friends had a baby. What do you do now? Here are some ways to help out without becoming a burden.
Someone once told me that it’s very difficult to make friends as an adult — that it’s always such a novelty when you find a new person and connect in a way that brings that person into your life. Maybe I’m a strange person, or maybe I’ve been lucky, but I’ve actually made numerous friends […]
I’ve spent my life surrounded by creative people producing incredible works of music, writing, and visual art. It’s almost overwhelming, sometimes, to be in this landscape and to feel like whenever I’m associating with a group of my friends, I’m getting a chance to talk with people who have creative strengths in a huge range […]
Sarah McCarry’s Dirty Wings is the followup to All Our Pretty Songs, her amazing YA debut from last year. If you haven’t read All Our Pretty Songs yet, you should really get on it, because, as I mentioned, it’s amazing — you can read my thoughts on it, in fact, if you need further persuasion. Fortunately for you, though, you don’t have […]
While I was lounging on the porch reading a cheesy novel today, the phone rang, and it turned out to be one of my friends from the East Bay, so I answered it. “Hey,” I said. “What’s up?” “I’m in Fort Bragg,” she announced gleefully. As indeed she was. I really like being surprised by […]