I read a lot, and in my day job, I’m a romance novel editor. So I think a lot about emotion, conflict, storytelling, relationship-building, project management and the swiftly changing nature of publishing and author brands. (And all opinions expressed here are mine and not my employer’s.)
But I also spend a great deal of time thinking about child development, ADHD, language-based learning disabilities, educational reforms, neuroscience, the effects of sugar and exercise on the body, attention, working memory, parenting skills, nature and ecology and how all of this fits into the raising of two boys in Brooklyn, one of whom has special needs. (As Elaine Aron says, if you have an exceptional child, you have to be willing to have an exceptional child. This is a work in progress for me.)
I also tend to throw around ideas on politics and religion, sometimes, because I’m crazy like that. And I’m not averse to discussing lots of other stuff, too, like sociology, ecology, work-life balance, medical anthropology, education, entrepreneurial endeavors, farming, urban design and ROI.
I used to do two blogs. One about publishing and writing. (You can find those older posts in the archives of this blog.) And another about parenting and daily life. Those posts can be found here: With Charlie.
Now I’m combining all of my writing into one blog, and I have no idea what will come of it. All I know is that when a dedicated editor and reader is raising a boy whose nemesis is words, interesting things happen.
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