I LOVE Valentine’s Day!!!!

“Why in the world?” you might ask. “You’re not exactly in a relationship... in fact, you’re probably the single most single person on the planet... so much that we gave up inquiring about your relationship status in, like, 2015...”

Well then, let me tell you a little story:

A few years ago, I was living in Paris for the first time, alone, when I first went to the top of the Eiffel Tower—also alone. It was a Saturday night at 8 pm, the only time slot available for weeks, the type of time slot that flashes DATE NIGHT in big bold red letters across the solo traveler’s eyes,

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Gillian Tracey
On Risk

I’ve been thinking a lot about risk lately, in writing and in life. These are two very different types of risk, of course, and some might question how dangerous it is to sit at a desk and pound out letters into a Word doc. (“Carpal tunnel, you say? Shoulder fatigue? Neck cramps?”)

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Gillian Tracey
Chair Hope

I just read a post on Facebook by a friend who's visiting Edinburgh. She just sat in the very chair that JK Rowling did when she wrote the first Harry Potter book! AH! As I said to her, I would go to Edinburgh just to do that very thing! Even if I saw nothing else, even if I was blindfolded and all I could feel was the chair beneath me, I’D DO IT.

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Gillian Tracey