Courtney M. McSwain, Writer

What is Joy? (There are no answers here.)

(Photo: The Peace of Being With You, Martin Gommel (cc)) When I entered the question “what is joy?” into my web browser’s search engine, I expected to find a plethora of blog posts and articles defining and exploring joy. To my surprise, there weren’t very many. That could be because, according to a Time Magazine… [Continue Reading]

Dear Reader: On Joy

(Photo: Joy by Rach, (cc)) June 2014 Dear Reader, I was on a plane headed to…okay it was Portland. (See last month’s dear reader letter for more on why I’m obsessed with the city.) If you read the blog last month, you’ll recall my outlook on writing and business changed after a recent trip to… [Continue Reading]