The city feels like it belongs to me on Sunday mornings. Brunch lines are not much more than a suggestion outside of tiny, hip farm-to-table breakfast spots. Neighborhoods appear emptied out, the inhale before the rest of the day is expelled. The T is sleepy still, lumbering through Boston’s ancient tunnels like a primordial beast. … Continue reading Choose ‘in
The wind blew the fog in off the lake in thick sheets. In what seemed like only a few minutes on the running trail, the early morning sun and blue skies abandoned me to a curtain of mist. It reminded me of driving in winter weather coming up against nasty pockets of snow and sleet, … Continue reading Clarity in Uncertainty
You know how it is when the craving hits. That’s why they call it a craving—you can’t think of anything else, you can’t breathe without smelling it, you can’t function until you have what it is you want. Little people are lucky. They get to make a scene. To knock over the entire display of … Continue reading Eat The Damn Cake
“The action is here.” I was listening to writer Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest podcast, "Magic Lessons," when I caught this line. She’s coming out with a book this fall called Big Magic about creativity and in advance of the release hosting these pretty fantastic conversations with ordinary people stuck in some part of their creativity journey. … Continue reading The Action is Here, Are You?
In the same moment that I saw the car in front of me swerve I also saw the deer. His steely brown coat rippled for a second in the headlights. I yanked the wheel aggressively to the left and while simultaneously mashing my foot on the brake. This was not something they brought up when … Continue reading Your Final Fifteen: Every Minute Matters
I’m starting to figure out how to love my life. Truthfully, it’s always been a good life, a solid life. I’ve made it through this far relatively unscathed—I wasn’t born into addiction or crime; I’ve never known what it’s like to have to choose between heat and food; the only real world frame of reference … Continue reading You Are Here