Friday Favorites

I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do.

  • What if you had a different name? How would you act? Dana Schwartz’s piece, “What’s in a Name” resonated with me. 
  • Running is often a meditation for me. “All runners know that a familiar trail is a time machine.” Paul Bisceglio’s article, “Retracing Our Steps” quantified how I feel about running familiar routes in my neighborhood. 
  • In “Writer, Let Your Freak Flag Fly” by N. West Moss identifies what bravery means to her when it comes to writing: “The bravery seems to be about the content of my life, and my ability to sit squarely in the middle of my life’s mess and embrace it as mine. The bravery, in the end, comes not from looking inward, or it doesn’t for me anyway, but from sitting squarely in the soil of my own life, and looking outward, as only I can.” This is a short, but must-read for all writers on the Brevity blog. 

What were your favorite reads this week?