Why are bios so difficult to write? Writers like attention. Right? Sort of. We wanted to be liked. Desperately. If by “liked” you mean respected, admired, paid for our work, invited to dinner parties, thought of as clever, reviewed favorably, mentioned in trade papers, interviewed, lusted after (from a respectful distance), annotated, translated, made into … More The perfect bio –isn’t.
I think it’s safe to write that my daughter-in-law is expecting. Anyone who doesn’t already know (or whom she may not wish to know for perfectly reasonable reasons of her own) is probably not a regular reader of this blog. So I can tell you, dear readers, I feel excited about this new family member. … More More Grandbaby Stories: The Pressure of Names and Second Chances