Eat Your Words: Eternal Return

Eat Your Words: Eternal Return

I just finished reading The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold. Billed as “Station Eleven meets The 5th Wave,” this brilliant post-apocalyptic book raises the philosophical concept of “eternal return.” Put quite simply, everything has happened before, and everything will happen again. There are a lot of variations on this theme throughout academic and literary work….

Write Now with Douglas Kennedy

Write Now with Douglas Kennedy

This interview with Douglas was recorded in December, as second wave lockdowns began moving throughout Europe and much of the United States. If I had to guess, I’d think Douglas and I are kindred spirits. Sure, I haven’t sold 16 millions novels (wouldn’t it be nice?), but his theory that “life always looks better with…

This Just In: 229 Days

This Just In: 229 Days

Wanderlust (n): a strong desire to travel. A lot is going on in Florida right now with Hurricane Isaias is off the coast. Our COVID numbers continue to spike, leaving many of us to wonder why schools are opening. The global pandemic’s toll goes far beyond infection rates and body counts. There is a massive mental…

Write Now with Faith Adiele

Write Now with Faith Adiele

Write Now provides a glimpse into how different people write for a living. Today’s edition features Faith Adiele, author of Meeting Faith: An Inward Odyssey, The Nigerian Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems (audiobook or ebook), Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology, and the PBS Documentary My Journey Home. Follow Faith on…

Write Now with John Perkins

Write Now with John Perkins

Who are you? I am John Perkins, an economist by education and shaman by training and now a social-environmental-economic activist, writer, and public speaker. My books have sold more than 2 million copies, been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 70 weeks, and are published in at least 35 languages. I’m a founder…

Write Now with Beth Ruggiero York

Write Now with Beth Ruggiero York

Who are you? I am Beth Ruggiero York, an author — most recently of a memoir, Flying Alone, Chinese language translator, professional photographer, and former commercial pilot. My husband and I live in Arizona, outside Phoenix. What do you write? I write to share my experiences that might help or be of interest to others. For example, my first…

People Found in an Airport Lounge at 7 am on a Thursday

People Found in an Airport Lounge at 7 am on a Thursday

Airport lounges are a thing of wonder. Compared to the overabundance of noise and chaos that are most airports, lounges are another world. A world full of opulence and amenities and calm. Peaceful, serene, calm. Each airport lounge is filled with a cast of characters ready for The Breakfast Club. Or maybe Pitch Perfect? They’re…

Saddle Up

Saddle Up

“Soy habla un poco Español,” I said in unaccented, broken Spanish. The man behind the counter just looked at me and nodded, continuing to speak in the rapid-fire language I couldn’t understand. Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time traveling through Central America. Thanks to immersion and Duolingo, I’ve picked up a good…