Should you find yourself in Kalutara, Sri Lanka, a seaside resort area about an hour south of Colombo, consider getting a chakra crystal balancing massage. What does it mean to get your chakra balanced? I'm still not sure. But during the deep tissue, lymphatic draining treatment, complemented with coconut oil and crystals, I kept thinking
Two months ago, I moved to another city. And I still haven't gotten over it. This isn't a tale of culture shock, though my old city and my new one are quite different. Nor is this a tale of hardship. My life is comfortable -- more comfortable than most -- and I didn't have to
It's been more than a year since I've written anything on this site. But the awful news about Anthony Bourdain seems like as good a time as any to start again. I hate to think of his ending as sparking my beginning (again). As a friend put it, these countless in memoriam posts are self-serving.
A few years ago, I wrote a silly post called Top 10 Email Subject Lines for When You Just Want to Say 'Hello.' The post was an inside joke that turned into the most viewed post in the history of this site. I'm embarrassed that that simple post, which offers very scant advice for writing emails,
You are born into a family and those are your people, and they know you and they love you and if you are lucky they even, on occasion, manage to understand you. And that ought to be enough. But it is never enough. Abe had not been dressing up, styling himself, for all these years
Hey, should I start blogging again? Yes. Yes, you should. What do I write about if I haven't written on my blog in a long time? Write about anything you want. It's your blog. What if I want to write about a topic I haven't written about before? Can I change the focus of my
If you're reading this, it's probably because you just stopped whatever writing you are pretending to do and googled "distraction-free writing apps." So, let's be clear: you're the distraction. If you can't write what you need to write in your CMS, a Word doc, Text Edit, Google Docs, Evernote, or similar, then you are the problem. Each of