When it's hard to imagine what my life was like a decade or so ago, I scroll back through early blog posts. In those days, getting a grip on daily chores, including family dinner preparation, was a constant challenge. One of the things I did in response to that challenge was to prepare weekly menus … Continue reading Something about the work of family dinner.
I'll make this one short because we got a 23 hour day yesterday, and I was already behind, even without Daylight Savings Time. (BTW, don't miss what Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, and Christopher Lloyd have to offer on that topic. Also, The Adam Project is great fun to watch.) In 10 (TEN) years of writing, … Continue reading The second best day is today.
(For anyone counting, this is post 38 of 56.) If you know me in real life (and possibly even if you don't), then you know that I'm a serial starter, not a finisher. I am a non-stop idea factory, and I have countless started-but-never-finished blogs, businesses, books, essays, sewing projects, paintings, and projects to prove … Continue reading Something about finishing.
By now, if you've been reading along, you've figured it out: I'm writing "something" every day for 56 days. Why? Well, I'll explain in a minute. But first, the vague plan: I'm cleaning out my folder of drafts (things started and left unfinished for too long), sharing ones that I think might be worth keeping … Continue reading Something short and informational.
As some readers may remember, I started this blog on a lark, as a quick refresh for an old and out-of-date website before my 25th college reunion. When I started, I did not have a plan to continue the blog, but I've kept going anyway. Having a place to put the ideas that clutter my … Continue reading Something structured.
Once, a long time ago, for a short time, I was a fly fisherwoman. Fly fishing, like so many other things, was a short-lived pursuit that began as a lark, took hold for a bit, and then petered out, partly through changed circumstance, partly through competition from other activities, and mostly because I thought of … Continue reading What I know.
Perhaps the real purpose of keeping a journal is for the assurance, at some later date, that one is still oneself - voice, hand, and eye as distinct as fingerprints. The years spanned are a blur, but each minute is frozen in crystalline precision. Only in time do the entries divulge what they always were: … Continue reading The beauty of an ordinary life.
My blogging friend Ray, a talented photographer living in and posting from New Orleans, nominated me this week for the Creative Blogger Award, a thread running through the WordPress community in which bloggers give props to fellow bloggers while also sharing a handful of quirks or facts about themselves. Like the telephone game, the Creative … Continue reading Creative Blogger Award: Five Facts, Two Nods