Month: September 2016

A Hard Story to Tell-Part 2


A Hard Story to Tell  is a work of creative nonfiction that will be released in serial format. This is Part 2. Click here to read Part 1. For M.– Two years before Chase started choking, Haley, unfamiliar with the theories of gravity and buoyancy waddled up to the edge of a pool deck, took an innocent, unassuming step and […]

A Hard Story to Tell-Part 1


A Hard Story to Tell is a work of creative nonfiction that will be released in serial format.This is Part 1. For F.– Start here: Cindy is in the kitchen twirling along the counter’s edge– cracking eggs, whipping batter. The oven is on. She is smiling. And all is well in suburbia. Most of this story […]

The Power of Creativity Podcast Episode #3: An Interview with Dr. Jack DiGiovanna


The Power of Creativity- Episode #3 I’ve had this growing curiosity to learn how the world of science, medicine and rehabilitation uses, manipulates and demands creativity.  Conveniently, one of my oldest friends just happens to be a world-renown scientist. In this episode I interview my long-time friend, skinny jean advocate, scientist and genomics researcher Dr. […]

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An Incident on North 20th Street


For D.– If I had to offer you a hardened number, I would say 30. I would say 30 uninterrupted feet was the space between me and author Tim O’Brien, one of my few living literary heroes. His groundbreaking Vietnam novel, The Things They Carried  inspired me to pursue a writer’s life. His novel entertained me, […]

5 Reasons Why Springsteen’s Thunder Road is Your Life Right Now


On Friday night I’m leaving the kids at home and taking my best girl to see, hear and witness the incomparable Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. If you haven’t heard, the 67 year old Boss, is currently playing 4 hour musical marathons. Electric sets fused with 30 plus songs spanning 40 plus years of musical […]

How I Avoided Parental Burnout this Summer


Summertime parenting is the worst. The kids are always around–bored, sweaty, and always buzzing with energy. In those glorious B.C. summers (Before Children), Cindy and I would sleep until 10, split English muffins with Kelly Ripa, take naps at noon and share a frozen cocktail at 4. But eight years later and three children later […]