I’ve been a writer since I could spell.

Ever since the “publication” (read: lamination) of my first book, “Little Bear” (c. 1986), I’ve had a lifelong love affair with–and nearly blind devotion to–living a writer’s life.

I got started in academia because first, I have a taste for masochistic over-achievement, and second, I thought I could write novels at night.

Not so much, turns out.

But one, two, three degrees deep, the momentum gets you.

What does it take to stop that heavy stone from rolling?

Obviously—an inspirational meme,discovered guiltily in that dark realm of dissertation-deferment: Facebook.

Yes, this changed my life. Don’t hate.

I flipped a coin.  And I knew. In that instant, truly, I knew: I’m outta here.

Let’s do the damn thang.


3 thoughts on “about

  1. O.M.G! I can’t believe you found that on Facebook – it’s a rule I live by. Makes life so much easier. Someone told me that trick years ago and it’s never failed.

  2. Adam says:

    this single piece by itself is amazing!! a great opening!

  3. Yes! says:

    Your blog is given me life right now and I appreciate your honesty in every blog. Please continue to write! I too just walked away from a life others wanted me to have after completing my Masters in Divinity. It’s been the best decision I ever made. It takes real courage to know who you are and what is best for you. So I applaud and celebrate you!

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