When I started this blog in January 2012, I had no expectations about what I should do or about how I should do it. I knew only that I wanted to write in a disciplined, thoughtful way because I saw that, for me, a careful, dogged approach to the craft and art of writing was one of the few trusted ways I found to help develop myself spiritually.
For the first few years, I wrote mostly short nonfiction pieces about whatever happened to be walking across my mind at that moment, but each piece, however short or simple seeming, was spun out of this intention I have had to become a better writer — one who could keep trying for a fleeting connection to something much deeper and much higher.
In an interview with Jordan Elgrably for the Paris Review, James Baldwin says, “You want to write a sentence as clean as a bone. That is the goal.”
And so one does. And so it is.