Personal Principles

I use story to help people connect – with themselves and with each other, with their histories, their pasts, their futures, and their dreams.

I believe that people are the root of all good stories, and that stories are the foundation of our societies and communities.

I preserve the stories of our past and write the stories of our present to craft future communities built on connection, empathy, and shared human experience.

I use creativity to make life useful and beautiful, and to empower others to courageously take on great things and find great joy in small things.

I write and speak truthfully and with authenticity to create meaningful connections.

I strive to be remembered by my children and grandchildren as the richly nurturing and loving ground from which they grew into strong, independent, and courageous adults.

I seek to inspire people to contribute in their own ways to improving the narrative of our world.