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On the occasion of my 42nd birthday

Today marks the completion of my 42nd journey around the sun and the start of my 43rd. Perhaps more than any previous January 21, I feel as if I’m optimistically standing on the verge of a turnaround. I feel this despite the ongoing pandemic that has ground our existence down to the confines of our homes and callously tossed normalcy into a bin of memories. We all remain a long journey from our post-pandemic aspirations. This tempers the hope and...

A pandemic casualty – our creativity

Nine months into this pandemic, it’s time to take an honest look at what it has done to our creativity. Manuscript drafts remain untouched or half-heartedly tended to. Camera gear mostly collects dust while laying on the shelves. Pens sheathed. Journals closed. Printers silent, their ink dry. It’s a wreck, a smoldering pile of derailed train cars. Can’t sugarcoat it. I hear all the time that we should forgive ourselves if we lack motivation to follow through on our creative...