Five Minute Friday

So, here’s the skinny: every Friday for nearly four years hundreds of people joined a kind of writing flash mob over here. We called it, Five Minute Friday. Because that’s the time limit we gave ourselves for each post. Each unedited, perfectly flawed post. Much like each of us who gathered here. I wrote 172 […]

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I’m having all the feels about this being my last week hosting Five Minute Friday. In case you missed the announcement, I’m handing Five Minute Friday over into the tender and very capable hands of my friend Kate Motaung starting from next week, August 8th. There will still be a sacred space for five, focused […]

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We tend to think that starting is the hardest part of the story. I think it’s finishing. Because along the way you will get tired of the thing you started. You will doubt it and resent it and wonder at it and want to change it, edit it, scrap it altogether. Then you will remember […]

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Sometimes we sit in the dark and wonder if what we write matters. Of if how we parent matters. This life of writing a legacy with our kids. So today I wanted to remember a post I pecked out on my cell phone one night in the middle of a hurricane warning two years ago. […]

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This week we are way up north in the Lake Country of Michigan. While the cherries, minnows, and s’mores are plentiful the wifi connection is not. So this week, my good friend Crystal Stine, cheerleader of women, rocker of the faux hawk and constant inspiration online to me is going to be hosting Five Minute […]

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Writers invited – come one, come all, come free write with us. <–Click to Tweet this This is where a brave and beautiful bunch gather every week to find out what comes out when we all spend five minutes writing on the same topic and then sharing ’em over here. How to Join: Want to […]

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