The Weight of History and Memory

As we pause today, feeling the weight of history and memory, honoring the terrible losses of 2001, I also hold tight to the memory of that all-too brief moment when the whole world felt united in our humanity, rather than enraged by our differences. This is what all my creative work strives for: stories of … Continue reading The Weight of History and Memory

Independence Celebrations

My annual ritual on Independence Day (July 4 here in the US) is to celebrate independence from something meaningful. Past years I tried spending a day being independent from worry, from judging others, and from clinging to expectations. (For last year's piece on my No Expectations holiday, click here.) As I've been promoting You, Jane … Continue reading Independence Celebrations