Who Gets To Matter?
“If everyone matters, then no one does,” said Ayala, my eighteen-year old. “In order for one to matter more, doesn’t someone else have to matter less?” And in her mind, she was thinking about a celebrity YouTuber…
Small Pleasures, Big Life
We struggle with them, but they are a blessing. No, I’m not referring to our children. I am thinking about our appetites. While we often think our appetites for food or any kind of pleasure are insatiable, I have learned that this is not so. There is a point at which...
My Café: The Write Fix
Cafés. There are more than 35,000 of them in America, representing a market value of $45 billion. And if I was marketing a café, I’d be tempted to feature the clip that I recently saw; perhaps you did, too. This clip – with almost three minutes of images, music, and...
What Does This Book Mean For You?
Thirty-three million people have been told to stay home, not to come to work: “You are not essential. You don’t matter.”
For me, this was not a new message…
WHY DID I NOT WANT TO WRITE THIS BOOK?
I know. That’s not how this question usually sounds. Authors are supposed to answer – are expected to answer – the opposite: Why Did You Write This Book? The one-sentence answer: I started out writing a different book; not this one that ultimately became a memoir,...
Guest Post in MonkeyBicycle
“If your book could be compared to something” was the unconventional question…and it got a quirky answer
My Guest Post in Coil Magazine
Five authors were asked: What is it Like to Publish a Book in a Pandemic?
Recording the Audiobook
“Ben, ” I told my editor and publicist, “There is something powerful about recording one’s own story. I didn’t expect that.”
An early pre-order!
Tia Seloti is a Christian from American Samoa. She is among the first ten to pre-order. "I am very interested in your book. I had to take notes as you present things so clearly and in a not-too-academic way. I am very blessed to have met you. May you continue to be a...
Dare to Matter: Excerpt
“I did not choose this story; only to tell it.” So begins Shifra Malka’s moving book. Read an excerpt here.