I’m Trying to Become a Writer

I’m trying to become a writer. For the last few months I have done all within my power to learn more about the craft of writing. Stephen King told me in On Writing to “not come lightly to the page.” Anne Lamott showed me that the act of writing turns out to be its own…

What’s in a Name?

By this time in the pregnancy we usually have a name. This is our fourth child and we’re having a hard time deciding what to call him. Baby boy? Number 4? Axel? There’s a lot of names that we have found that sound nice…but none of them have that neon sign flashing over it saying,…