My Past

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The Endless Summer

Exactly three years ago, I told a complete stranger—a man who lived alone in a lighthouse 9 months out of the year and then housed lifeguards for the summer months, that I was sad the summer was over. I was saying this to a man who would undoubtedly spend the next nine months alone. And all he said to me was, “There will be more.” His wise words stuck with me, but I still wanted […]

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Hybridization: Getting the Best of Both Worlds

Sometimes you have to fumble and stumble and root around in the dirt before you can pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and realize you’ve been on the path meant for you all along. For me, It just so happens that I was looking the wrong way the entire time. The path to writing came from the least likely of roads. I wrote stories when I was young, but they were so few and far […]

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“I’VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY!!!”

You may have heard that people write because they have something to say. Well so did Jerri Blank from “Strangers with Candy,” and nobody really wanted to listen. But they did, after Jerri screamed loud enough. I’m not trying to scream loud, although if that’s what it takes for people to listen . . . “I’VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY!!!” But that’s not the only reason I write. Like all art, it’s an expression, and […]