The Pragmatic Hybrid

Writing

The question I’ve been wanting to ask you.

I’ve been wanting to write you a love letter. I want to tell you the thing I’ve been wanting to tell you for weeks. The thing about being world class. I learned this from (that force of nature) Marie Forleo. She was being interviewed, and offered a question that shifted everything for her. Hearing the […]

Darkness on the edge of town

A few months ago I watched a documentary about Bruce Springsteen, called “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town.” It’s a deep look at his creative process. In it, he talks about how he came to terms with the reality of his weaknesses as an artist, and admitting that he had them. He […]

I wrote that?! A reconstruction.

I was reading an essay I wrote a while back, to polish it up for a residency application. It was published in a literary journal, and is going into an anthology that’s coming out this year, so I knew – theoretically, at least – that it couldn’t suck too hard. But I was avoiding it. […]