My flash nonfiction piece, “Not Done with the World” appeared today in the New York Times. After a series of disappointments, setbacks, and heartbreaks for me these past two years in my writing career, this publication means so much to me.Read More
There are a lot of things I'm not qualified to write about (of course, this has never stopped writers before). But one of the things I feel I'm eminently qualified to do is write about love. I've been in love more than once. I've been in too many relationships to count. Some of them have been horrendous slogs, others ephemeral + dramatic flare-ups, + quite a few fell somewhere in between. Either way, one thing I'm good at is connected to one thing I believe in wholeheartedly, which is the capacity for humans to love + the redemptive place that love can play in our culture. My life would have no value without it. My best writing comes from a place of love (of characters, places, experiences, languages, ideas, etc., etc.). My best relationships are overflowing with that stuff too. Anyway, this time I wrote a lyrical essay about my relationship with LB, which the Good Men Project was happy to publish because they love it when men talk about love. If you have time, I hope you'll read it + tell me what you think about my piece, "How to Stay in Love."