In 2013, Lenka Clayton had a goal for a series of works she wanted to create via An Artist Residency in Motherhood. As she put it: Artist residencies are usually designed as a way to allow artists to escape from the routines and responsibilities of… Read More
What makes somebody a bricklayer or a rock thrower. What it means to be one or the other.
While listening to a recent episode of The West Wing Weekly, a story that Josh Malina told about a conference he had early during the filming of the show’s fifth season struck a chord with me. Showrunner John Wells told Josh “Here’s the plan… Read More
I ponied up the money for a mechanical keyboard. I get it. People buy in, hook, line, and sinker to this craze the way marketing used to tell kids shoes would make you run faster and jump higher. But it’s genuinely pleasant. Does having a… Read More
Picture a cat. Now picture that cat in your home, somewhere near you. What do you imagine that cat doing? Don’t overthink it. Whatever immediately came to mind when I said to imagine a cat in the room with you works fine. Got it? So,… Read More
Some days, things are out of your hands. You don’t know what to expect, but you’re wrapped up in anticipation. So make chili. Give yourself something else to anticipate. If you want to, look up a recipe. Or you can think about the things you… Read More
I went to West Virginia to see my grandfather, because he told my mom that he wanted to see all of his children at the same time. I read between the lines, and drove down with her. He’s been in and out of the hospital… Read More