Memo at midnight: Unfinished drafts and keeping sane in an insane world

Another entry in the Memo at Midnight series.

Memo at midnight: Love the world, beware the lion

One life lesson from my favorite college writing teacher that I never forgot: be like Walt Whitman and love everything. Whitman loved the city and the country. He loved the islands and the mountains. He loved giant oceans and small brooks. Trust me when I say I know how difficult this can be. Sometimes it seems like the world f##ks you up … Continue reading Memo at midnight: Love the world, beware the lion

Memo at midnight: Giving advice

When we give advice to other people, if we want them to truly believe us, it has to come from a place deep within us. This is where all of our past experiences, including our hurt and our pain, has been stored. When we give advice, what we are often really saying is that something … Continue reading Memo at midnight: Giving advice