Month: May 2012

  • I love dance movies — first and foremost because I love dance, and second because if there’s any world as brutal, beautiful, and inspiring as writing, it’s dance. Center Stage: Turn It Up — the 2008 made-for-TV sequel to Center Stage — isn’t the best dance movie I’ve ever seen, but it was a pleasant surprise.…

  • In keeping with my recent theme… 1. “Like the Video? I Wrote The Book” by Tim Kreider I didn’t care for the opening, but the last 4 paragraphs really hit it home. If you’re a writer, you hang all kinds of adolescent hopes on the release of your book: that it will prove you to…

  • … of this: … and this: … and this: … and a guest post for Writer Unboxed in which I say something a bit shocking: Some people might view the change in my goals as a lowering of standards. For me, it’s about understanding and accepting my limits. I mean that in 2 ways. First: Neither…

  • Back in March, I fell and injured my knee. There was no bruising, no bleeding, and no swelling. No bones were broken. And yet for some reason I couldn’t straighten or bend my knee all the way, and certain activities caused me significant pain. (Ex: getting in or out of a car, putting on or…