• Go jump in a lake…

    The New Year seems like it should be a time of year when people can slow down and take stock. This year, it seems like there is no slowing. The world continues to…

  • Ticklish

    I’ve said it before, and it’s been said my many others in some very wonderful ways, but writing is a lonely pursuit. It isn’t often writers open their doors to others and invite…

  • of a song…

    I listen to a lot of music while I’m writing. I have mixes I’ve come up with over the years, they range in variety and texture. I’ve named my mixes, because it’s what…

  • Tiny victories…

    Life is made up of small victories. I know a thousand people have said that in a thousand different ways over the years. From philosophers to poets to dietitians. And it seems to…

  • Simple Story…

    I just finished Maria Semple’s book Where’d you go, Bernadette: A Novel. I loved it, because it was funny, quick, and because Maria Semple was a writer on Mad About You and Arrested Development,…

  • I’m From…

    I used to participate in writing groups. It wasn’t my thing. I mean, it was my thing, but I never connected with the people I met. I want to be part of a…

  • Freaks in Alleys

    Ars Gratia Artis. A few things. I took Latin in High School. I did it because no other language interested me. Spanish so I could actually communicate with another human being that is…