The Story About the Suitcase

This week's column is now online and in print. It won't be news to most of you who read what I write. Still. This is what stories are for.

I follow the writer Anne Lamott online, although with her it gets a little murky. I’ve read several of her books, and I’ve enjoyed much of her writing over the years. I’m not exactly in her core demographic, although we have a few things in common. We’re about the same age. We each have a grandson. We both attend small Presbyterian churches. We could make small talk on a plane ride.

And this is what Anne Lamott said, once: “If you’ve lived a story where regular old screwed-up funny sad people like us have come through an anvil dropping on their lives, write it.”

We actually have something else in common.

Chuck SigarsComment