How honest can we be? How much can we connect?
I remember the look on his face when he coaxed me.
I remember swinging my legs hard in spite of the body cast.
The world that I find myself in is a world full of poetry. I make my living as a journalist. I write a weekly column called The Joy of Life. I aim to share genuine “Aha!” moments each time I write.
I believe in community-minded journalism. I am a features editor at a small newspaper, but it’s amazing how much you can reach from wherever you are. That is a personal revelation that I hope to share with my son as he grows.
From my little place in the world, I’ve been able to pick the brains of people I idolized as a kid: Pete Seeger, Aimee Mann, Wynton Marsalis, Buddy Guy and Al Green to name a few.
I believe poetry and music are some of the real-life miracles that we can accomplish. So I reach out to artists like Jane Hirshfield, Coleman Barks, Dara Wier and Charles Simic whenever I get the chance.
I am a contributing editor to Now Culture literary magazine (nowculture.com) and this is another way that I can document palpable magic.
With this blog I’d like to share all of the little inspired moments I find–mine and the wiser ones.