• Dad with Kids, Proust Captures the Spirit of my Hopeful Monday, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/10/hopeful-monday #MarcelProust #HopefulMonday #travel #dad #dadtravel #inspiration #quotes #family

    Proust Captures the Spirit of my Hopeful Monday

    Last week my husband flew to Ireland for work. It was not a hopeful Monday, more like sad Sunday. He travels once every couple of months and when he’s gone, we feel a slight tension in our family. Overall, we’re fine and with my three kids being older, it’s easier…

  • Stan Wawrinka, Stan Wawrinka and Failing Better, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/02/stan-wawrinka/ #StanWawrinka #tennis #FrenchOpen #Paris #GrandSlam #BenoitPaire #failure #inspiration #writing #craft

    Stan Wawrinka and Failing Better

    A writer works to perfect their art or craft and tries to share it with the world, only to often meet with rejection or indifference. The attempt can be a failure. We can feel like losers. But tennis player Stan Wawrinka has an interesting perspective on failure. What he had…

  • Bird by Bird Book, Anne Lamott's Advice on Finding the Truth, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/27/ann-lamott/ #AnneLamott #BirdbyBird #writingadvice #howtowrite #inspiration #writing #books

    Anne Lamott’s Advice on Finding the Truth

    Bird by Bird is an outstanding craft book for writers. Novelist and memoirist Ann Lamott covers the various aspects of writing: the nuts and bolts of craft to broader, more abstract issues. She talks about the importance of getting the sh*tty first draft on paper before diving into the mechanics…

  • It’s Time To Savor Spring

    Spring is a time of change. Emerging leaves, melting snow, blooming flowers. So don’t be afraid to change, even in a tiny way. Step away from your desk, your counter, your indoor work space and go outside. Being outside changes your perspective. There’s a temperature you can’t control. A vista…