Bird by bird and step by step

Just don’t tell me life is a marathon, ok?

Most anyone who’s read Anne Lamott’s “Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life,” will remember the story that inspired the title. Anne recalls a childhood memory of her brother, who was 10 years old at the time and completely overwhelmed by the prospect of finishing a report on birds that was due the following day.

“He was at the kitchen table…

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