An Ode To Writing By Fingers

Flinging my hands over this keyboard makes me delightedly happy. So many writers talk about the benefits of writing by hand, but let this be an ode to writing by fingers. It is a pleasure, this sound. Tap-a, tap-a, tap-a, tap-a. The competence I am immediately, generously reminded of. The freedom to end sentences inContinue reading “An Ode To Writing By Fingers”

The Place is in the Details

Before we had kids, my husband and I wrote up a plan for how we’d keep our relationship strong after they came along. I am a recovering perfectionist, so I do mean this literally. Our plan was thorough, and it definitely included regular date nights out. These days, we rarely — and I mean rarelyContinue reading “The Place is in the Details”

People belong together

People belong together. But we need spaces to do that. It used to be that cities were designed to include a central square for commerce or a single place to #gather for worship. Urban planners call these “third places.” Modern cities don’t work like that. And while I’m glad for the diversity, it’s a bummerContinue reading “People belong together”