THINGS ARE MOVING in a new direction. Isn’t that always how it is, though? If this were a letter, it would be to the people who had been reading the Kismuth e-letters, which I remember sending probably too often from the year I started Kismuth, 2012. I have stopped sending them, more or less. I […]

How I started ‘The Village Report’

AFTER THE STORY ENDS you think you have a way to talk about what happened. The good stuff, the road, the sharing, the journey. You try to do this in a way that’s cohesive and consistent. You put things into 750-word columns for someone somewhere on the other side of the world, whom you hope […]

I was wrong

The below letter was first published online for Kismuth’s VIP e-community, on October 24, 2013. This one’s for G. Dear [DELETED]— SOMETHING HAPPENED THIS WEEK that changed my whole idea about what it is that “writing” is for, anyways. But let me start at the beginning. So, I was wrong. It’s hard to admit. But […]