Dear Sedition Caucus:

We see you.

We see you from across the country, and we see you from across the street. …


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Dear Family:
I’ve been told that I’m too blunt. And honestly, while I’d love to have better skills in diplomacy, I can think of far worse things than being upfront and honest about important matters. …


I’m making myself some lunch when my seventeen-year-old walks into the kitchen. He’s just woken up. The summer that should have been his first real job has become the summer he does random yard work for neighbors (while wearing a mask) and sleeps a lot.

He passes me and goes…


I am tired. And I am angry. Livid in fact. Filled with rage. My rage isn’t more important than anyone else’s, it isn’t as pressing as some, nor as poignant as others, but it is mine, and it is real.

I’m fortunate — in many ways — and I acknowledge…


I started school as the smartest kid in the class, which is not something I’d recommend. …


It’s the end not only of a year, but also of a decade, so it seems to lend itself to some extra examination. Here’s my end of the decade wrap-up.

It was 2012 when I sat down to write a PhD dissertation and wound up with a novel instead. And…


Like most people I know, I have a love-hate relationship with social media. It provides endless entertainment (cute animal memes anyone?), and useful information (best newsletter providers for authors), but it’s also filled with poison.

Unlike most people, I’m tethered to social media in a different way because of…


I have no problem admitting that like a lot of people the term privilege can leave me a little cold. I understand the concept and I agree with it, but it’s reductive. …


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As a writer, I live in a world where words matter a great deal. The exact adjective I choose to describe something, the exact title I give to a book, the exact combination of sentences and phrases and ideas that make my story mine. And writers know better than…


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I love personality tests. Those things like Myers-Briggs that tell you all about how your brain works. I love them in large measure because they explain me to myself. …

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