Journal & Essays

2018

Jehovah Shalom
Blueprint of the Heart
Path through the Woods
Betraying Your Heart
A Fool with a Weakness for Hope
The Freedom that Comes from Being Light
Night-time Question
Star of the Sea
Balcony Window (Stream of Consciousness)
The Beginning of Time (Stream of Consciousness)
Thoughts of Perfection
Reminder from God
Eternal Memory Bank
Changing Your Mind
The Principles of Light
Hiding from Love
The Different Levels of Your Writing Self
Persisting through Doubt
Snatches of Encouragement
Illusion
A Simple Question

2017

Encouragement
Sky-Gazing
Simple Remembrance of Love
Career Advice
Two Kinds of People

2016

Speak Simply
The Relief of Not Having to Explain Yourself
Bolder, Sillier, Wiser
Un Viaggio in Italia
Potted Plants & Reassurances against Insanity & Doubt
Writing Process: Pep Talk

​2015

Twenty-Five Life Lessons
All Souls’ Day
Sweater from an Old Friend
Dimmed
The Writer’s Anxiety
Integration
Healing Your Identity
Mice, Rain, Opinions, Apologies, & Other Fragments
Notes from Green
The Law of Hospitality
Surrender
Two-Minute Thoughts
Don’t Analyze Literature from the Psychiatrist’s Chair
Why Are Males Less Religious?
The “Voice Loss” of Gifted Girls
Happy Valentine’s Day
Speech to the Eighth-Grade Confirmation Class
Sleepless Rambling

2014

Hidden Thoughts
Happy Thanksgiving!
When the Going Gets Tough
Snatches from My Journal of Late
Which Elements Will Prove Most Significant?
50 Thoughts & Questions
Small Blessings & Verses
Childlike Virtues, Byronic Heroes, Nice Guys, & More
Death Checks
A Tip on Finding Peace
Beauty
Observations from the Road
Ambidextrous Conversations
Two Methods of Writing
Admission
A New Challenge: 300-Word Quota
Imperfection
Brief Thoughts & an Old Poem
General Principles
Advice to a Doubtful Girl
Various Thoughts
H-A-P-P-Y
In Search of an Audience
Fork in the Road

2013

Twenty-Six Letters
Writing in the Silence
Something to Be Said: Part One (Come Inside)
Something to Be Said: Part Two (Fear)
The Half-Life of Excitement
Thanksgiving
Winter Dreams
Writing, Truth, and Desire
Dwelling on Good
A Record of Transformation
Stripping away the Unreal
Inner Voice

2010

October 5, 2010
Writer’s Block
Old Journals
On Virginia Woolf