Pride and Prejudice
Fear is one of humanity’s most powerful tools; it is particularly hazardous when used by weak-minded individuals. A poor leader can control people simply by introducing the fear of judgment, the fear of pain, or the fear of losing power, the three biggies. A friend recently spoke on the tenants of good leadership to a…Read More
Divorce and Gymnastics
My last blog post was fourteen months ago. It’s been a hell of a year. As implied by the title, I have been going through some changes in my life, and it’s not lost on me that while the time away for a personal reboot was necessary, I’m painfully aware that I’ve remained silent for…Read More
Who Is Chris On Page 367?
It is an untraditional choice for an author to introduce a character at the end of the story, but I made an exception for Chris. Christopher Asahanta Woolf — was my son. At twenty-four, my beautiful, athletic, entertaining, and playful boy chose to take his own life. He died on July 11, 2020, just days…Read More
Music Is What Feelings Sound Like
Years ago, I worked in Ireland on a fashion photoshoot. (That sounds so pretentious, but I was just a glorified baggage handler. But yes, it was awesome!) Our charming bus driver began to sing to us on the bus ride back to the hotel—traditional Irish pub songs for swinging a pint and others that broke…Read More
Why Did I Write This Book?
Good question. In short, I wrote the book I needed to read. There are days when I wish we were all labeled with one identity. How many online surveys do we entertain in order to be sorted into categories? (I’m a Ravenclaw, Sanguine, Wind, Otter, Phoebe, Cheese Pizza, Pisces.) We want all the best parts…Read More