When students ask me why I write…

I tell them it’s because stories matter. And inevitably, there comes a discussion on which stories are important. Which are the ones you keep, which are the ones you discard? There’s a tendency for them—for all of us—to believe a story has to be big and...

Don’t snickerdoodle your life

Years ago, I was having tea with someone who was having the worst kind of day/week/month. They were approaching the winter holidays with no one special in their life, their boss had been making their life miserable, they may have to quit becuase of said boss, and the...