Because my high school graduating class is celebrating our fiftieth reunion next month, many of my classmates have posted photos from that time period and before. A common thread: Wouldn’t it be nice to go back to those simpler days? In many ways, yes, i suppose it would, which got me to thinking about my… Continue reading Hormones, Gravity, and Rain
A lot of political buzz has occurred this past week. As I mentioned once before, I try to avoid that topic on my writer’s blog, but also stated that I may slip from time to time. Although this week’s post boarders on the political, I suppose it’s more of an observance and personal plea. Feel… Continue reading A Perfect World?
This past week, my best friend since childhood sent me an email regarding Glacier National Park, in northern Montana. His message prompted me to revisit a family story I wrote that also included my experience in that park. Though the piece is longer than my typical blog posts, I enjoyed the reminiscence, and hope you… Continue reading Vacations
This week’s entry features one of the witticisms I’ve composed over the years regarding writers and the craft we pursue. If you are a writer, you can most likely relate. Enjoy! And thanks for dropping by. Writing and AA Choosing to become a writer is similar to willingly signing up for Alcoholics Anonymous. The first… Continue reading Writing and AA
Because writing prompts are always fun, I opted to grab another inciting concept from my bag of prompts and see where it might lead. What, you don’t believe I have a bag of prompts at my disposal? Guess again. The writing group I worked with in Colorado used to open our meetings with a ten-minute… Continue reading Prompts: Part Two
Ever have the need for inspiration? As a writing student, one of the exercises my instructor utilized to open each class was a writing prompt. She’d scribe a word or a short phrase on the board and the class had ten minutes to free our minds and activate our pens. After ten minutes, each student… Continue reading Writing Prompts
Last week I dabbled in politics. Although I don’t regret the detour–and may do so again–offering some aspect of writing continues to be the main focus for this blog. Back in 2009, a few friends of mine and I gathered to talk about writing, share a bit of our work, and exchange critiques and compliments.… Continue reading Silence