Five hundred: milestone. Writing brings me joy and peace. I am so grateful. *** firstname.lastname@example.org This haiku celebrates my 500 post (in ~18 months of blogging)! I am scaling back to a couple of posts per week in order to ramp up other writing projects. I am so grateful to WordPress and to this community … Continue reading Sunday haiku – milestone
It is an unusual Sunday for me when I do not have a blog topic enter my consciousness and then start writing. But at the moment, with a workshop coming up in January and some ideas I want to sift through and outline I find myself with an unusual single-minded focus there. I am grateful … Continue reading Single-minded focus
I borrowed the above title from a line in a guided meditation and I wish I could remember which one so I can properly attribute it. Nonetheless, it reminds me that building more space into my weekly time for reflection and writing my own work is more challenging than I thought. I am seldom the … Continue reading Be the wordless person in the world for a moment
A friend posted something on Facebook yesterday that pissed me off. Not sure if it was guilt/shame related or if my reaction was strictly oh FFS not again. This particular post was 8 Things Kids Need to Do By Themselves Before They’re 13 In fairness, these were logical tasks, nothing extraordinary in the group…but why? … Continue reading Saturday Share — Was that my out loud voice?
From mental health to writing, these are the posts that have resonated the most with Discover readers. via A Year of Great Writing: The Most-Read Editors’ Picks of 2018 — Discover I am bringing back the Saturday Share! It gives me a day off writing (and I think I'll be taking Tuesdays and Thursdays off in … Continue reading Saturday Share is back! A Year of Great Writing: The Most-Read Editors’ Picks of 2018 — Discover
On Thursday I finished a book that I got for Christmas. Though I had read it before (in college, I think), I no longer had a copy of Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones. Awesome book and a lovely gift for someone like me. I realize that I have adopted some of the techniques Goldberg … Continue reading Favorite books about writing?