(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.
She's a temperamental one, he would say. This isn't exactly what he would say, though. He would use a word that was impolite and sounded unkind, but he never meant it in an unkind way. He would be talking about our their lemon tree (my her lemon tree), which was covered every January in delicate, … Continue reading Something unfinished.
A new year’s resolution: Write something every day. SOMETHING. There; that is done. That is one. (Not so hard, was it?) Do it again tomorrow. Do it better.
OK, here's the idea: Write your way out. If you're in a funk, feeling unsettled, whatever, then writing might be just the thing to help you move on. What else might writing do? Well, for one thing, it will give you perspective as time passes. An example? I wrote that first line of this post … Continue reading A few things: November 2020
The inconvenient issue with my knee, the pop I heard while playing tennis with my son a month ago, turned out to be a torn meniscus. As a result, I'm unable to do many things I'm used to doing, and I have to do other things instead. Like sit my fat ass in a chair … Continue reading A few things: April 2019
The advice, you'll recall, was this: You want them when they're little, but they need you when they're big. That's from my friend Barbara, admonishing me at the time (I was 7 months pregnant with my now-17-year-old son) to find excellent child care, throw myself into high-paying work, and save the "flexible hours, work from … Continue reading A few things: October/November 2018
When last we were together in this sort of month-in-review (month-in-preview), listicle way, it was the end of May. Hydrangeas were in bloom, tomatoes were still just tiny yellow flowers (if that), I was preparing for some big changes in my work-work, I had just re-booted Larksome Goods as a stationery and paper goods start-up, … Continue reading A few things: September 2018