This is the social site of Patrick Rhone — I’m an essayist, commentator, and author of 6 books living in Saint Paul, MN with my wife and eight-year-old daughter. Through my writing, I tell personal stories and explore ideas about living a life of mindfulness, compassion, introspection, and truth. I do so in an attempt to help others. Writing is how I try to make the world a better, friendlier, stronger place. My main online work can primarily be found at patrickrhone.com and thecramped.com.