We Don’t Have to Know Everything

What do you do with someone who won't behave? This person is secretive, aloof, moody. She's keeping me up nights and interfering with my novel-in- progress. She’s the character who "vants to be alone!" Her name is Robin. She's a twin. An accomplished photographer. She has dark hair and green eyes, she's twenty pounds overweight, … Continue reading We Don’t Have to Know Everything


“I think we are bound to, and by, nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought, we know our fate is tied to the world around us.” —Alice Hoffman I went out this morning to photograph the beauties you … Continue reading Seasonal

Own the Emotion, Give It Away

Some years ago, I volunteered as a studio monitor during a regional ballet association festival. I watched nervously as the teacher pushed and corrected the young dancers, but I was happy to see how he also encouraged and praised. Toward the end of the session, he told the dancers something I’ve never forgotten: Technique isn’t enough. You … Continue reading Own the Emotion, Give It Away