day 79 Stories on the couch after school. I left them to read while I went to the library. Neil Smith’s “Bang Crunch” should have been on the list after recently reading his short story Isolettes from the collection. He pulled every emotional punch and I tried to stop reading it but couldn’t. Then lip-burning pho for dinner. +++++ I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We can give each other high fives and geek out with a hashtag (#ayearofus), not because everyone is doing it, but because we’re doing it, together. Showing up every damn day to make this creative habit real.