Another summer winding down
Let's call this end-of-summer-depressed writer. I have the accoutrements... Short story collection. Moody music. Notebook and writing implement. Old baggy t-shirt and comfy sweats. But let me share some encouragement, too, while I…
Eating my way to my best self… No, wait…
On the other side of the world or our own backyards, where can we find what we're missing? I'm reading Eat Pray Love.
Entering Others’ Stories: A Spoiler-Free Recommendation of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen
I've always loved books that let me enter into someone else's experience. No one fits neatly in a box. Check out my mostly spoiler-free recommendation of Chaim Potok's classic and timely The Chosen.
Fifty Years in the Future Forty Years Ago
The future was bright and my possibilities endless. Yes, the world looked different when I was nine, but I was figuring things out.
I was an awkward kid… #amwriting
So, I’ve decided to take part in NaNoWriMo, super informally. One of those people who don’t even intend to write a novel, but want to be motivated to write every day. I see…
And I Know I’m at Least a Little Awesome…
The questions caught me off-guard. Got me thinking about what I meant when I said I was whole...
This Moment… Welcome to my morning…
A pileated woodpecker makes his presence known, chortling over the carriage house. Like a cat, I follow the languorous patch of sunlight. This is the moment I'm living. Are you living your moment?
In the Middle, Words and Life
My words, like my life, are somewhere in a vast middle. Where do I go from here?
Words... So many words. Heavy. Laden with the weight of... me... What could I do with them?
A Porch, an Oriole, and a Comment… Yes, I AM a Writer
Who knew that taking to Facebook to share my pleasure over a surprise visit by an oriole would lead to one of those compliments a writer loves.