My First Book’s Coming Out. Cue Panic?

My first book releases March 31st. This isn’t the post I thought I’d write about such an occasion, but then– this isn’t the book I thought I’d write, either.  Here’s a confession. Publishing this book is easily one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever done. Writing it involved excavating and articulating stories, fears, and beliefs…

Silencing the News about (Over)Consumption

In a January 4 SF Gate article, Carolyn Lochhead raises creepy, blasphemous questions, like: Can the earth sustain the (misguided) notion that a healthy economy must grow – constantly and indefinitely? Can we trade “having stuff” for a better way of life? Can we share resources — cars, power tools, etc — rather than approaching everything…

Using Words

“As long as I can, I will take what I feel, use it to face what I am able to know, find language, and write what I think must be written for the freedom and dignity of women.” I don’t agree with everything Andrea Dworkin has written, but this, yes. Yes. Taken from “My Life As a Writer,” in Life…