Passions & Pursuits

Simply The Best Definition of Procrastination Ever!

  “After eight hours of watching helplessly while my own inane, manneristic doodles overstepped their margins and covered the pages I was supposed to be writing, I gave up.  I decided to hate myself, to make popcorn, and read. Annie Dillard, The Writing Life   This made me laugh, but hiding behind the humor is…

Making Lists of What You Won’t and Will Miss

Lists. Somedays they litter my house, car, and purse like crumpled peanut bags at the Ballpark. I love making lists. A list gets stuff out of my head and into the world where I can quit ‘feeling’ it floating between my synapses, and worrying my neurons about the hows and whens of Getting Things Done.…

Getting The Words Out

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/05/03/advice-on-writing/ I’m currently gobbling up three books on Writing. Highlighters are strewn on the coffee table and kitchen counters. A while ago I gave you a link to rookiemag.com and an article titled Getting Unstuck. Here’s another article, chock full of the collected wisdom of great writers, from the fabulous Brain Pickings. If you want…

Saturday Afternoons

  What’d you do today? Chores, errands, coach your kid’s baseball game? Did your day feel like another day at work, but without pay? Don’t hate me, but today was fun. I felt a little like Huck Finn playing hooky from school. I have all these flowers waiting to be artfully arranged in my big…

Meeting Royalty

I’m going to tell you a story about meeting royalty. And then I want you to think about meeting a King. Long ago, before Downton Abbey captivated American women, my husband and I tromped around the English countryside for a few weeks. Gary was fearless driving on the wrong side of the road as I…

The Unwelcome Truth About Writer’s Block

Ever had Writer’s Block? The dread of all dreads for wordsmiths and the rest of us who want a written record of our brain/heart musings. Somehow today I made my way across the Internet to Rookiemag.com and an article called Getting Unstuck. Lots of good stuff here, so these folks know a thing or two…

Daily Prompt: In the Summertime

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/daily-prompt-in-the-summertime/ The word ‘Summertime’ has always conjured for me sweet feelings of bliss and freedom. I wish every child could have the kind of childhood I was blessed with. As a result certain associations were embedded in my child brain, and they persist to this day. That’s great because they’re all happy associations. Things like.…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/photo-challenge-threshold/ Have you ever loved and been loved by a dog? There’s a beautiful thing, a thing we should learn from dogs. Every encounter is fresh, like it’s the first. They don’t collect relationship baggage. They don’t keep score. They don’t hide their feelings and vulnerability. A dog is all in, all the time. It’s…

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