“Not to eat but to think.”
Pushing yourself vs. letting things come to you—the eternal dilemma
The jazz guitarist's amazing pre- and post-show routine—plus, a request for your patronage!
From May Sarton’s journals—plus, more on paid newsletters
And my thoughts about adopting one for this newsletter
“I mean, honestly, it was terrible and I had no idea what I was doing.”
The late American painter on a delicious artistic breakthrough
“I’ve spent most of my adult life resisting the possibility of romantic love because I feared how it would distract me from my writing work.”
Plus his devotion to daily routines, meditation, Bob’s Big Boy, and sugar!!!
On bell hooks and the privilege and joy (maybe) of writing
For a writer who worries readers will think, “What the hell is wrong with this person?”
The late artist on his daily routine circa 2010