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#FridayReads: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

#FridayReads: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie’s Start Something That Matters came up when I did a library catalog search for business-related audiobooks (I’m doing some research for a project I’d potentially like to take on). It’s an easy read in that Mycoskie doesn’t use technical or business jargon. He acts as a cheerleader throughout, and shares stories about people...

Nature blog: Heaven wears pink

Nature blog: Heaven wears pink

This post originally appeared on March 25, 2012 on Nature Writing. During my nature writing class at Chatham University’s MFA program, I had to keep a weekly nature blog. Each of us picked a place and spent thirty minutes in that place each week, and then wrote a blog post about it. I’ve just bought...

My blogging philosophy

My blogging philosophy

In the past six months, I have read or at least paged through about a dozen books on blogging and writing for the web, because I’ve been really focused on creating a better online presence for me and my writing. A few of these blogging books—Blogging for Writers by Robin Houghton, The Productive Writer by...

The magic and metafiction of “The Witch of Portobello”

The magic and metafiction of “The Witch of Portobello”

As a modern Pagan, it’s absolutely wonderful to see a writer treating magic and the supernatural in such a…natural way. Paulo Coelho’s The Witch of Portobello speaks frankly about magic and its place in the world, and more importantly, accepts it.

The Witch Athena may be a troubled character, but her struggles and her art resonated deeply with me. To find a character that I could relate to on a spiritual level, well, that doesn’t happen very often, and this is a book I’ll come back to because of that.

May the Fourth Be With You! 2015

May the Fourth Be With You! 2015

May the Fourth is my favorite holiday. Duh. The following are things I may or may not be doing today to celebrate. Lightsaber duel with dogs Stand in front of automatic doors and wave hand like a Jedi Read a Star Wars book or comic Watch Rebels Watch one+ Star Wars films Talk like Yoda...