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I want to hear your thoughts on leaping without a net, whether it’s from a job, or a relationship, or anything else. What are your questions? What was the experience like for you? What have you learned?

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The Art of the Cover

We’re about four weeks out from publication date and one of the aspects of this whole book process that people have found interesting is how we decided on the cover. I never would have imagined it to be a big deal, but it is! This cover art debate lasted eight months, and even though I […]

Return to the Scene of the Sublime

I’m about to get on a plane for home — which means my hometown of Portland, OR. I visit quite often from LA because my parents still live there and I have close friends who I love to catch up with. But this time I’m also heading north to make an encore appearance on the […]

Changing the Narrative

I was listening to Anna Sale’s Death, Sex & Money podcast as I walked the dogs today. If you’re not listening yet, add it to your podcast lineup this instant. These are the taboo subjects of polite society, and thank god Anna is blasting them out into the open. Serial may have made a difference […]

After Peru

It’s been about 72 hours since I touched down at LAX after ten days in South America. I still can’t talk about my experience there. Every time I try… tears start rolling down my face and I can’t get the words out. I’m not even sure why or how I’m writing this, because clearly it […]

Finding a Story in Peru

​I’ve written before in these pages about my parents. They have always been, and still are, the most important influence on my life. They’re still young (71) and both hale and hearty — not to mention still together after 50 years — and I know how fortunate I am that all of this is still […]