--THE REAL QUESTION IS: WHO DO YOU WANT TO COME HOME TO EVERY NIGHT?
…Happy Memorial Day. Do you even wish someone that? Probably not. In that case, I take it back.
…I didn’t write much last week, but I read quite a bit and I did learn these things:
-818 per second: rate that Americans eat hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day
-For the first time in more than 130 years, Americans ages 18-34 are more likely to live with their parents than with their parents
-Rate of kids ages 4-18 who can’t swim:White-40%
-91 percent of the world’s deadliest animals live in Australia
-Five times a week in America, children accidentally shoot themselves or someone else
-There is a town called Big Ugly in West Virginia
…I did a couple of interviews. One person asked me how I came about writing. I was very honest. It felt like writing a diary entry. I was even a little emotional while typing out my long-winded answer. Maybe I’m getting too sentimental.
…I wonder how you’d answer the question. I wonder if it’s sunny where you are and if you’re happy.
-“Happiness: it comes on unexpectedly.” Raymond Carver
-“Everything I see will outlive me.” Anna Akhmatova
-"Accidents are a wakeup call to be grateful for every little thing in your life." Nancy Stohlman
-“Accept the fact that you will grow apart from people you’ve had significant relationships with. Understand when someone no longer positively affects your life. Let them go. Don’t hinder your growth.” Lyjeeria
-“[Fiction] doesn't have to do anything. It just has to be there for the fierce pleasure we take in doing it, and the different kind of pleasure that's taken in reading something that's durable and made to last, as well as beautiful in and of itself. Something that throws off these sparks—a persistent and steady glow, however dim.”-Raymond Carver
-"Write where the heat is. Write into the darkness." Zoe Zolbrod
-“Do what you feel in your heart to be right -for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.” Eleanor Roosevelt
-“You have one life. Don’t blow it.” Kona Brothers