the last garden in france

Today’s post is a little different. I’m sharing the essay I wrote for a World Nomads travel writing contest (effectively the contest of my dreams). The prize includes a fully-funded trip to Argentina and a workshop with NYT contributor Tim Neville. I wrote on the theme “Making a local connection.” I never imagined gardening could produce such passion, fervor, and urgency. Then I moved to … Continue reading the last garden in france

no more material girl: on prioritizing passion

I am a woman conflicted.  Part of me frets to be fashionable. I like the way I look, but sometimes it isn’t enough. Je me critique. I need to try harder, spend more money, spend more time. Then I remember–all I can afford right now is a stream of espresso. The espresso buys me something more valuable: space to write. Hours and pages to fill. … Continue reading no more material girl: on prioritizing passion