Category: Writing

And we’re back again!

And we’re back again! Thanks for visiting my blog. If you’ve visited in the last 10 days or so, you may have gotten some sort of error message, or at least noticed that nothing new was going up. Unfortunately, the site sustained major damage during a period of heavy traffic in late August. As a result, much of the content from the last 6 months disappeared. We… read more »

The internship skill I use daily

It’s intern season, which means that offices everywhere are filled with an uncharacteristic number of young people seeing what office life is all about. No wonder record numbers of young people want to start their own businesses! In all seriousness, I did a number of internships back in the day at media outlets. I still write for two of them (Fortune and USA… read more »

Would you want to be two places at once?

Kamy Wicoff, the founder of, and a writer herself, recounts a moment of inspiration for her new novel Wishful Thinking. “I remember at one point I was late for pick-up, I had my bag on my shoulder, I was carrying a violin and running, but not like running in a metaphorical sense. I’m actually running.” It soon became a scene: the heroine, Je… read more »

Launch day fun

Just a quick post about launch day events. I went into NYC yesterday to chat with Angela Jia Kim at a Savor the Success event. We talked time management, ambition, and letting go of stuff that doesn’t matter. The audience was great. This photo is of the two of us, and here’s one down a ways in this post of me signing books. I also got to toast the release with Port… read more »

What I love about what I do

Last night I attended the Robert Novak Fellows award dinner. This program awards fellowships to young journalists to undertake big projects, generally on topics of interest to a right-of-center audience. If people are looking for trend ideas, two of the winners proposed projects related to prison and criminal justice reform. This cause is getting surpr… read more »