“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” -Anaïs Nin
I’m glad you’re here. Take a sec and introduce yourself, if you’d like. Because not every conversation can start in the Costco food court. Although many do. I’ve had a few there myself.
My latest as of Oct.2020: Like many people, I had difficulty maintaining focus in the past year. It was a tumultuous time, and I threw in a few major life changes, including moving countries. Happily, I’m getting words on the page again. Two new essays have been accepted for publication and are forthcoming.
Even with my move to British Columbia, I’m still a speaker and blogger with the international mental health non-profit The Stability Network.
And I’m keeping my favorite piece here: it’s this 2018 essay for the New York Times on growing up with a mother who had undiagnosed psychosis.
Book stuff: I’m working on a novel, Human Devices, about an American photojournalist in South Africa during the Mandela elections. As for my previously represented and unsold manuscript, Jump: A Memoir About Skating and Survival, after two years of stewing and brewing, it’s undergoing a radical revision. In other words, I’m not giving up on it.