The Quest for Empathy – Just Me 006

It's a long road to self-actualization. Sometimes we falter, fail, or flounder, and we have to be okay with that. I'm trying to be, anyway. What is it they say, again? Right. "An attempt was made." We just do better next time.

Reclamation, Rebirth – Just Me 005

The word of the day is "inspired," and we use it to stake several claims that will lead us down paths of reclamation, rebirth, and a better understanding of one's self. Topics discussed include: YouTube livestreams, music, Breath of the Wild, embracing what brings us joy

Let the Wheels Spin – Just Me 004

A rambling, disconnected episode proves to be anything but when, in its final moments, we realize that the best advice for uncertain times was right in front of us all along. Topics discussed include: COVID-19, cultivating community, facing uncertainty, permission for self care


On Finding and Embracing Community

Back in 2013, I attended the University of Wisconsin's Writers' Institute for the first time as a bright-eyed, self-styled savant, ready for agent pitches and the success that would surely follow. Things didn't exactly work out as planned. Though I walked away from every pitch with a request for pages, nothing ever came of those… Continue reading On Finding and Embracing Community