In 2013 I wrote my first book, a single 80,000-word document on Microsoft Word. It was sheer determination through high school that made me write every day for National Novel Writing Month in November and through December. 50 straight days, roughly 1,667 words a day. And I did it again the following spring, writing my [...]
Summer is almost upon us—just a month away!—and if you're like me, living in the still-40s weather of Minnesota, you may be on your knees praying for the sun to shine on you again for more than 6 hours at a time...
I spent fall break in a small Minnesota town that dusts the Canadian border. Nestled between pine trees and cornfields, Warroad, Minnesota proves the “Minnesota nice” that comes with the northern U.S. saying, “Top of the North to you!”
This is Water, a commencement speech given to the prestigious Kenyon College in 2005, is a profound call to live life.
David Foster Wallace, in his signature style that is both intellectually deep and witty, urges graduates to be present in the real world and to make conscious decisions.