New Writing: Practice, Practice in Helen Literary Magazine

I’m pleased to announce that I have a new piece of nonfiction, Practice, Practice, on Helen Literary Magazine’s blog. It’s about the things we pick up and hold dear when we’re young that we let go of when we’re a little older, and then return to when we’re older still. In Practice, Practice that thing is the guitar.

guitar grabThe post also includes a link to me playing a piece which, if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may have seen before. And if you’re a regular reader with a good memory and you spent a few minutes reading the piece, you may recall a post called From Guitars to Typewriters and Cameras. That post was the starting point of Practice, Practice, but it didn’t address why I picked up guitar again and how my relationship to the instrument has changed.

If you have a few minutes, consider giving it a read, and if you have even more minutes at your disposal drop me a line and let me know what you think.

Thanks to Audrey Ward for giving it an early read, Caroline Wright for helping to bring the idea of “practice” into focus, and Meredith Miller for the super insightful comments. And thanks again to Peter LaMastro for shooting the video and taking the photo above.

More writing links here.