A few questions to start.
Who am I?
I am Ryan J. Cashman. I’m a writer, father, husband, and aspiring homesteader living with my wife and (soon to be) 3 kids in the foothills of southwestern New Hampshire.
What do I write?
I write mainly non-fiction, but also fiction, drama, prayers/devotionals, and, occasionally, poetry
I write about fatherhood, family, and faith. I write about how we can enjoy and discover God in the every day, whether that’s being outside, working on homestead projects, fixing up our old, 1850 farmhouse, listening to the gentle clinking of my wife’s knitting needles, hearing my step-daughter laugh, or the peaceful sounds of my one-year-old napping in perfect sleep.
When can/do I write?
As a stay-at-home dad of young kids, I write, as the phrase goes, “in the margins.” During naps, during playtime, during any time I can get when my concentration won’t be interrupted every 2.5 seconds.
Where do I write?
We have a sun room just off the kitchen in our little farmhouse. The light in there is fantastic. We keep a desk by the windows that look up our wooded hill. I do most of my writing there, with occasional sojourns to the couch or the old arm chair I inherited from my great-aunt.
Why do I write?
I write, first and foremost, because I have to. I write because I want to discuss spirituality in a unique and tangible way. I write to discover my own style; my own voice. I write because I want to tell good stories, real or imagined, that entertain, move, and – hopefully – inspire. I write because I believe good writing, really good writing, matters to the culture and needs to be accessible. I write because I believe in the integrity of the western traditions and institutions, and want to continue that legacy into the future.
My goal with this website is to show you my writing. To invite you along on this journey of writing, raising kids, being a good husband, and finding God in the everyday.
I hope you’ll join me.
Thank you, as always, for reading.