How to make a living as a writer, Part 1

By |2018-03-02T16:40:44-06:00January 24th, 2014|

I’ve been working as a writer since I graduated from college almost three decades ago. Some years (when I worked full-time for a newspaper, for example, or when I wrote four books in one year) [...]

Spiritual loneliness

By |2018-03-02T16:42:24-06:00January 3rd, 2013|

Our world, wired, connected--full of countless ways to communicate instantly. I can Skype with someone across the globe, text to someone thousands of miles away, instant message, well, instantly. In some ways, we can fool [...]

Reading together…

By |2018-03-02T19:00:15-06:00August 29th, 2011|

(Spoiler alert: Free stuff for book clubs!!) Fall, with all its activity, swirls around me, sudden and abrupt. One week into the school year, I'm already nostalgic for summer, which seems in hindsight to have [...]

What do you do with the noise?

By |2011-07-12T18:52:29-05:00July 12th, 2011|

Yesterday, I blogged about a quiet morning. Today was a completely different kind of day. I was the one with an early client meeting. My son got ready for the carpool to pick him up [...]

day by day

By |2011-03-18T00:03:43-05:00March 18th, 2011|

This morning I drove to O'Hare with another parent from our church, and we dropped our teens at the United Terminal. We hugged them goodbye and watched them walk inside to meet the rest of [...]

Finishing well

By |2008-05-20T19:28:14-05:00May 20th, 2008|

The end of the school year hurtles toward us. Somehow May seems to pick up momentum, as if the weight of the entire year is pushing the clock and calendar down a hill. Hard to [...]

Free books for summer!

By |2018-03-02T19:07:02-06:00May 13th, 2008|

Summer’s coming. Right now, parents everywhere are signing their kids up for camps. How about you? Is summer a time you keep busy, or slow down? What pace do you choose to live at during [...]

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