reading list: depression

Silent Souls Weeping by Jane Clayson Johnson is about dealing with depression in the context of the LDS faith. It’s a mix of memoir of her own experience with it, and interviews she did with other people, so there is a variety of perspective. Some people deal with the long-term effects of chemical imbalance inContinue reading “reading list: depression”

9 writing books

I’m homeschooling myself in writing and editing. My curriculum so far: The Well Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport Why We Write About Ourselves by Meredith Maran The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of MakingContinue reading “9 writing books”

38 places for travel plans

My last post is some of my favorite places around the US, but really – my FAVORITE place is anywhere these people are, grumpy faces and all: The places I want to go with them, but haven’t yet, are the Freedom Trail in Boston Rocky Ridge, the Laura Ingalls Wilder farm in Mansfield, Missouri AlaskaContinue reading “38 places for travel plans”

11 places I love in the USA

I love this country. I love the variety of locations, both natural and manmade. I’ve visited over half of the states, and driven through most of the rest of them – I’ve touched down in 42 of the 50. I’ve lived in eight states – California, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Virginia, Maryland, Mississippi, and Connecticut, plusContinue reading “11 places I love in the USA”

LDSWP: antiracism for kids

My next LDSWP interview is with Alexandria Scott, founder of the brand new Ditto Kids magazine, an antiracism education resource for children and their grown-ups. In all of the social justice unrest of 2020, Alexandria looked for resources to teach her small children about antiracism but couldn’t find any, so she made one herself. HerContinue reading “LDSWP: antiracism for kids”