(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As some readers may remember, I started this blog on a lark, as a quick refresh for an old and out-of-date website before my 25th college reunion.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
We have to have a talk, me and you, right now.Yes, I broke a grammar rule. My mother, the writing teacher, said it was acceptable on occasion to break rules for dramatic effect, and I needed your attention. We have to have a sit-down, come to Jesus, fireside chat about who does and doesn't belong … Continue reading Me and you and them.
"What's next with your blog?" "Are you writing a book?" Inquiring minds, those of my friends anyway, want to know. It's that season, of course, new year, new you, all that. One of the things I've enjoyed most having a blog is the thread of conversations with friends who were friends before I ever published … Continue reading Blogging to Savasana.