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In Others’ Words: What are You Ignoring?

In Others’ Words: What are You Ignoring?

Sometimes … sometimes I get too focused. On my laptop. My iPhone. The laundry. The errands I need to run. (Grocery store. Check. Dry Cleaners. Check. Drop my daughter off at volleyball camp — only she does the driving, not me. Check.) I’m getting things done, yes. But that thought I keep having — the longing inside to take a day or two and escape to the mountains? I shove i... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Trust

  “One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.” ~E.M. Forster (1879-1970), English novelist As a novelist, I spend a lot of time with imaginary people. I don’t just hang around with them — I actually expend many hours and much energy getting to know these fictitious characters. I try to understand their pasts so that I can properly w... Read More »