Journaling My Bullet Journal

I’ve decided to switch to a bullet journal. Anyone who spends time around me knows how attached to my phone I am. It’s convenient, it’s easy and it’s super useful to have what you need in one place. Yet somehow, I have ended up with some ungodly number of apps for each thing. A calendar, … [Read more…]

I Tell You How To Write

Here’s some hubris for you. I’ve never had a work of fiction published but I’m going to go ahead and trash an actual, award-winning no less, author. Irish writer Colum McCann wrote a column for the Guardian recently on tips for aspiring writers and, well, they aren’t great. He opens his essay, unironically, with a … [Read more…]

Finding Your Tribe

I went to a funeral yesterday. A regular at the bar I go to passed away. He was an older guy, nearly 70, and, like me, living in a country not his own. The funeral was organized by some other regulars. From a distance, an old man dying alone whose funeral was attended only by … [Read more…]