Self-Reliance Blog

The whole course of things goes to teach us faith.

We need only obey.

There is a guidance for each of us,

and by lowly listening we shall hear the right word…

Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom

which flows into you as life,

place yourself in the whole center of that flood,

then you are without effort impelled to truth, to right and perfect contentment.

– Emerson

In Memoriam: Mavis Gallant

Borders/Embargoes (part I)

Borders/Embargoes (Parts II and III)

Lanham and Orwell

Boal & Freire

Best Advice

Julia Alvarez and the Role of Story

Writer’s Block: Perfectionism

Writer’s Block: Habit

Repeat or Tell a Different Story?