Everything gets into everything

Although I lived in Chicago for many St. Patrick’s Days, there was only one year I actually saw the boats out dyeing the river green, and that was in 2003 as I walked to the court house with the first great love of my life, Karsten Soltauer, to get married. We paused for a while Read more about Everything gets into everything[…]

Writing as Identity and Action

A long time ago I read something Kevin Smith said about how if you ever thought you might be a filmmaker, guess what: you are. I don’t remember how he said it exactly, but what I took away was that if you want to be a filmmaker, you have to both decide you are a filmmaker and, y’know, actually make films. I’m Read more about Writing as Identity and Action[…]

Five Years, and The Good Things on the Other Side of Acceptance

2012 was one of the most profoundly life-altering years for me. I lost my husband, I became chronically injured, my business struggled from my inability to focus on it, many of my friends went through illnesses, divorces, and family deaths of their own — no kidding, it was a very hard time. But in mid-December Read more about Five Years, and The Good Things on the Other Side of Acceptance[…]

Algorithmic Lookalikes

I’m back visiting my old home town of Nashville for a few days, and had a super-fun breakfast conversation with Mary Laura Philpott this morning during which she mentioned that she sometimes gets automatically tagged in photos as Nashville mayor Megan Barry. The two bear a passing resemblance but not enough that you’d probably think to comment on Read more about Algorithmic Lookalikes[…]

Suzanne Vega on Twitter: “I found my letter from Prince”

Such a simple post by Suzanne Vega; such a beautiful story. In case you can’t read the writing (although I think the penmanship, which is presumably Prince’s, is charming), it says: Dearest Suzanne, Luka is the most compelling piece of music I’ve heard in a long time. There are no words 2 tell u all the things I Read more about Suzanne Vega on Twitter: “I found my letter from Prince”[…]

Noam Chomsky weighs in on Bernie Sanders’ impact at last night’s Live from the NYPL

A truly wonderful thing about living in New York City: events like the New York Public Library’s Live from the NYPL series. Last night, they hosted Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister amidst the country’s financial crisis, and Noam Chomsky. I don’t give Noam Chomsky a bio because to me he’s a living legend, but if you’re not Read more about Noam Chomsky weighs in on Bernie Sanders’ impact at last night’s Live from the NYPL[…]

Creativity and Change: The more things change, the more the timeless stuff matters

Sitting in the Shakespeare Garden this morning, soaking up the sun and the homage to the Bard, I can’t help but think about the work of creativity, and its place in culture, and how that is subject to change over time, or not. Creative endeavors always bear the burden of every genius who came before. Read more about Creativity and Change: The more things change, the more the timeless stuff matters[…]