The Year of Flossing Regularly

The Story I Never Tell Part 14-One Is Uncomfortable

The Story I Never Tell Part 14-One Is Uncomfortable

A post to tell you some bits of the worst thing that happened. Understand if I cannot give you more details. Understand if this reads like fiction. Believe me that it is not. Understand if this sounds like poetry. Forgive me if I seem coy. […]

The Story I Never Tell Part 13: The Actual Facts

The Story I Never Tell Part 13: The Actual Facts

I am sitting here having a very hard time getting this next blog post out, but something in me just wants to jump to the end of this story I never tell and get it over with. Like ripping off a bandaid. Because this is […]

Election Day Part 2 A Good Day for Dragons

Election Day Part 2 A Good Day for Dragons

This Year of Flossing Regularly, where I hope to arrive at my 50th birthday happier, stronger, smarter, wiser, healthier, and braver, has resulted in all sorts of thought-provoking discoveries. Things are burbling up all the time and causing me to think about my reactions, and […]

Election Day Part 1

Election Day Part 1

I promised you a story about Election Day. Lately, every experience has been pulling me back to my goals for the Year of Flossing Regularly. Every experience seems to unearth some fucks to burn and Election Day was no different, but let me tell you […]

That List of Great Programs I Promised You!

That List of Great Programs I Promised You!

Okay guys. The VA Governor’s Election is over, and I will write a blogpost about my takeaways, adventures, and experiences with that, but it will take me a minute to articulate, so in the meantime, I went into that Facebook thread from a few weeks […]

The Story I Never Tell Part 12

The Story I Never Tell Part 12

I am moved to defend myself against a specific criticism that has followed me my whole life. Let’s burn some fucks. Recently I saw this video. I can’t stop watching. It’s young girls dancing flamenco and if you haven’t seen it, watch before you read this. […]

The Story I Never Tell Part 11- *aside*

The Story I Never Tell Part 11- *aside*

I read this article today and it’s reminding me to share a thought I’ve entertained for years on this subject. This is not the first such article I’ve seen. It might be the hundredth. We are raising our children to be more fragile, they say, and […]

The Story I Never Tell Part 10

The Story I Never Tell Part 10

When I was writing my novel, I learned to delete without fear. I think a lot of people fear that if they delete what they write, they won’t be able to write anything as good as what they deleted. I don’t want to speak for […]

The Story I Never Tell Part 9

The Story I Never Tell Part 9

Every day when I stop writing, I know exactly where I want to go in the next installment. But then people contact me to tell me different stories and things they are going through themselves. These stories give greater breadth to my own thinking, and […]

The Story I Never Tell Part 8

The Story I Never Tell Part 8

I arrived at UVA a little catastrophe of a thing, all solid on the outside but pulled in a million directions and without a clue. I am fairly certain no one could tell to look at me. I was just the same as anyone else […]