My stories are a combination of truth and fiction. I can't help it. Even when I start out with what should be a simple recounting of events, I end up with facts mixed with digressions and creative flourishes that tickle my fancy. Stories of this type are Perché Bergamo?, Thoughts on Taking a Sabbatical, and Amsler Grids. Some stories are rooted in distant memories, which are, from the start, hazy recollections, perfect territory for reinterpretation and flights of fancy. Stories of this ilk are: Broca's Earlobe and A Happy Sound in the Grotto.
However you want to look at it - facts with fiction added or fiction with facts added - I don't care because my purpose is to get the stories out of my head. Many of them have spent too long time rattling around in my mind. Writing them down and putting them out into the world clears new space for fresh ideas, especially new truths and new fictions.
You Know It When You Hear It
Sun Valley - Après Ski
Open Letter to ASMR Creators
How to Quit Your Job and Inspire Yourself and the People Around You
Thoughts on Taking a Sabbatical: Thoughts and Stories from our Italian Sabbaticals
The Smell of California
A Happy Sound in the Grotto