More than kisses letters mingle souls. ~John Donne Or don't you like to write letters? I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet…
Or, International Women's Day in a man's man's man's man's man's world.

February 2023

I recently had an event at the University of Notre Dame and met with students in the MFA in Creative Writing program (who are LOVELY). A lot of my talks…

December 2022

Greetings from the end of the year. Actually I’ll just mention the three best—as in LIFE-CHANGING—years/themes, which came all in a row. The links go to…

October 2022

It’s fall break, which really only means Monday and Tuesday are off from my university, but still, it’s a break. To me, it’s like halftime of my…
Dear Friends, It’s publication day for my graphic memoir, The Keeper! You can read an excerpt that went live today, “On Falling in Love with…

September 2022

I have a love language, and it is artistic, intentional, playful FRONTMATTER. I’m talking title pages, half-title pages, copyright pages, epigraphs…
No really, what's it LIKE?

August 2022

(divorce, kids going to college, that kind of thing)
We all have strong stories, and so much of being a writer or artist is about finding ways to tell those stories. This is the first time I’ve mentioned…

July 2022

It’s a short trip and already our last day, but excited to walk to Virginia Woolf’s childhood home at 22 Hyde Park Gate before it gets too HOT…
In which my young athlete-self is unimpressed by her future self’s accomplishments: My journey from athlete to artist/writer is one of the main…