Looking back on a writing career without regrets



Writer Tom Purdom recently turned 70. Fifty years ago he published his first short story; his most recent was published this year. In his new essay "With age, liberation: The young cellist, the mature writer and the rest of us," Tom explores why artists of all stripes do what they do, and how after fifty years he has decided he hasn't wasted his life. I highly recommend this extremely moving and insightful essay.