What Does a Poet Do?

for Alice Walker Do you know that poets in our hardest moments in quiet attic battlefields sit with you to weep with joy? Do you know that humans at our most afraid carrying hearts so tender act because your actions give us faith in ourselves? Do you know as yet...

What you create joins you: nine great times to create

This post is dedicated to my new friend Joey Gray, who told me upon our very first meeting this week that, at age 43, it’s high time I move past my stubborn insistence on always being the learner in the room and never, ever, the teacher. Here’s what I’ve learned about...

Allowing space and time to embrace “I don’t know”

While cleaning my office this morning I found an old journal called Gratitude: A Journal. It actually says that on its salmon-colored cover and spine. According to the first entry, I got it in July 2009—and as I now recall, I got one for me, one for my mom, and one...