Keepin' It Real

When I'm not in story-land, sometimes I write stuff about the real world. Op-eds and essays, mostly. If you want to take a peek, head on over to Tiny Buddha and read my piece "The Greatest Lesson We Learn When Someone Is Unkind." It all started with a blue dress...

I recently travelled to Malaysia for a friend's wedding where I spent four delicious days communing with wild monkeys and feasting on sticky rice. The people were kind and warm, the culture rich, the trip magical. On my last day in Kuala Lumpur, I was headed out to buy souvenirs for family and friends when I stumbled across the most beautiful temple—filled with ornate gold and red statues, air thick with sweet-smelling smoke. I wandered around, overcome with majesty, trying to breathe it all in. I was still under the temple's spell when someone spoke to me.

"Your dress is ugly"...

Read "The Greatest Lesson We Learn When Someone Is Unkind" at Tiny Buddha.