This Is My 2016 Focus Word — What’s Yours?

Well, guys, back in January, I wrote this journal entry on deviantART sketching out a vision for 2016.* A lot of people would call it a New Year’s resolution, but they would be wrong. Well, mostly wrong. I never really got into the traditional resolution business. This journal was more about organizing my mind and setting a focus, and less about forcing myself into a … Read more…

An Unpronounceable Legacy, or: A Brief Essay on Why I’m Learning Swedish

“Ett…två…tre…” I sat at the dinner table with a sheet of paper, jotting down Swedish numbers as my grandpa taught me what little he remembered from childhood. On command, I repeated after him, though as a born writer I was more interested in getting it on paper. “Fyra…fem…sex…sju.” He stopped on seven and made me … Read more…