DEC
14

The best thing I did for my writing this week...

The best thing I did for my writing this week...
The best thing I did for my writing this week was get on the San Francisco ferry. Maybe it was the spontaneity or the efficiency of it. Maybe it was the lights on the bridge. It made me very happy to be out on the bay on a clear night. Walking home, I worked out a structure problem in an essay and a math problem in my business. Writing is a craft, an art. It comes from the most sensitive and vulnerable parts of us. I try to handle my writer self accordingly: gently, with coaxing and in......
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OCT
26

Every Dollar Thrice: Business Strategy & My Imaginary Pumpkin Farm

Every Dollar Thrice: Business Strategy & My Imaginary Pumpkin Farm
“Imagine this is your pumpkin farm,” my friend Dallas says. She is trying to help me grow my business and has just suggested I revise my years-ago-templated contracts. I have responded to her suggestion by showing her my robust social media posting and curating schedule, proof that I don't have time to screw around with re-doing contracts that work fine. I’m proud of my social media marketing strategy. It works. It keeps me busy. “So, I’m visiting your pumpkin farm during a really amazing, ......
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OCT
19

Sexy as F*ck: Interview with Poet JP Howard

Sexy as F*ck: Interview with Poet JP Howard
“Anyone who has ever been in love, who has ever loved at all costs, who has been screwed over, who has screwed someone else over, who has forgiven themselves, or anyone who is still learning to love themselves will love this new project,” JP Howard tells me. She’s talking about the debut of her new project at Lava's Night of Renegades this Saturday night, October 22, 2016, at 8pm, in Brooklyn, NY. The event brings together artists to share genre-bending works in progress: dance, theatre, co......
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SEP
28

The Folsom Street Fair Salon

The Folsom Street Fair Salon
We didn't know how this party would turn out. There are lots of reasons to flake on a 95-degree Folsom Street Fair Sunday: the heat, the naked bodies down the street, the crowds, the traffic.The world’s largest leather event, the Folsom Street Fair springs from the loins of old-school queer SoMa agencies like the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, whose mission includes believing that, “all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty and use humor and irreverent wit to exp......
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SEP
15

Shonda Rhimes’s 5 Mile Run

Shonda Rhimes’s 5 Mile Run
I read The Year of Yes because Shonda Rhimes rules television writing, a genre that lights my imagination and juices my inner writing-life fantasy mill. I admire Shonda’s work and hoped, in her memoir, to find some writing guidance. She doesn’t write much about writing though. Oh, there is guidance. It spans a wide range of topics, from mothering to weight loss to navigating one’s career. She buries her one, tiny, powerful nugget of writing advice in the middle of her chapter on marriage, which ......
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