Whenever a plane goes down, there is inevitably a news story about the people who were supposed to be on the plane but weren’t — either because their alarm didn’t go off or there was a traffic jam or they switched travel plans at the last minute. Yesterday was no exception. Amidst the horrifying reports […]
After I spoke at an event, a girl came up to the book-signing table afterwards and told me she works a minimum-wage job and lives with her grandparents to support them. She said, “I know I’m doing what God wants me to do, but it’s not a very big life.” Here’s what I told her….
Hello, friends! I’m in the San Juan Islands on a 10-day writing retreat. I wanted to keep the blog going, but after spending all day writing on my laptop, I’m tired of looking at a screen, so I thought I’d post some video blogs this week. First up: I met the Invisible Girls on the train […]
Tony Kriz is one of my favorite Portland people. I knew of him through his writing, and I knew he was “Tony the Beat Poet” from Donald Miller’s NYT-bestselling book Blue Like Jazz, but I had never met him until my memoir The Invisible Girls launched. A church in downtown Portland hosted a book reading […]