Thanks for including me in your nominees. My time on Medium has been a bit limited in recent weeks, so I just saw this, as I was catching up with my favorite writers. I’ll have to get plugging away at my list. On #18, have you ever tried cold-brewing your own coffee? I’ve been doing this for years — it takes a lot of the bitterness (and acid) out, but leaves the caffeine and bold flavor. Much better than any hot-brewed kind — just a little more work.

Connecting the dots. Storytelling helps me to make sense of this world, and of my life. I love writing and reading. Writing is like breathing, for me.