There are weeks when life feels like still, shallow water, attracting dust and flies.
And then, there are some like the past several weeks where flooded days rush at rapids pace, blurring the highlights along the rivers’ edge.
Life really does ebb and flow.
Thankfully, we have our calendars, memories and links. Because I am still navigating those rapids to some degree, I offer this month’s post as a clickable highlight reel of items relating to craft, creativity and the writing life.
See what inspires and steer your raft toward your own version.
In mid-March, I released the Spring 2019 Issue of Thread, the twelfth issue! Six new essays by six magnificent writers. How freedom smells. A light goes on – and off – in a marriage. Springsteen as a salve for the soul. A life-changing ride in an MG. The summer of Dahmer. Courtship with a cat.
I was interviewed by Aaron Masliansky for “Inside the Skev” on life as a writer, editor, teacher and coach. Have a listen!
On April 9, I was delighted to tell a story at Chicago’s longest-running live lit show hosted by Scott Whitehair, This Much is True.
There’s less than two weeks until Thread’s big anniversary celebration at the Skokie Theatre. Nine storytellers and a few special guests promises to loosen you up, laugh and feel the love. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are going fast!
And for those who celebrate, happy holy week.