Writing

Chasing the sunrise

You can always return to chasing the sunrise until you get back to your normal or figure out what a normal writing routine looks like for you. What matters is returning to the practice day after day.

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Reflections on school trends

In my latest piece for Jersey City Magazine, “Classroom Cool: Trends in kids’ stuff for the new school year,” I interviewed local parents to explore what items top the list for back-to-school. I loved the opportunity to not only find out what’s relevant for kids now as they prepare for a new school year but […]

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Yoga and writing: ignite your creative fire

I look forward to guiding a workshop this weekend, “Yoga and Writing: Ignite Your Creative Fire,” which is being held in collaboration with Jersey City Writers. The workshop brings together my two favorite worlds. It will offer writers a chance to step away from the keyboard and take an extended break to unblock stagnant energy […]

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Writing from the sky

Take to the sky on a helicopter ride for some writing inspiration. When I did a few months ago, I experienced awe and excitement at incredible heights. My mind’s eye took in the expansiveness of the New York City area as the helicopter made its way up the Hudson River. I took the excursion on […]

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Capturing loss and uncertainty

Through words, film, and artwork, the play “Dissecting Lily,” captures the sense of loss and uncertainty that invades a community after a teenage suicide. A fellow classmate—somewhat obsessed with her—interviews friends and family in an effort to make a tribute video. Along the way, details begin to unfold, and the scenes begin to unlock the […]

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On love, days later

What happens when you peel back the layers of long-lasting love? What do you find when you step outside of the experience of love and examine it from a distance? What does it look like from the sky? When I read Pablo Neruda’s “100 Love Sonnets: Cien sonetos de amor,” I get the feeling that […]

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Self-publish in 2014

We are nearing the end of January where promises, resolutions, and grand wishes tend to wash away with the melting snow. If you haven’t already pursued your resolutions with vigor in the first three weeks, starting something new now may be an uphill battle. Research reveals that it takes at least 21 days to form […]

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