on restlessness

Why is it that the words that we use to describe restlessness have their origins in boats? unanchored adrift unmoored Maybe it’s because restlessness marks the start of change and the beginning of a journey. After all, you have to pull up the anchor before you can set sail.  Once you're adrift, you only have … Continue reading on restlessness

past embarrassed

Sometimes, I get embarrassed about things that have happened months (or years) ago.  My brain conjures up an event and even now, sometime well past it on the space-time continuum, I cringe.  Ugh. As a writer, I can see my past mistakes.  I keep scores of notebooks and, believe it or not, I've had this … Continue reading past embarrassed

Quotable Thursday: “sometimes the bad things that happen…”

Facebook is the worst. Now, that’s true for many different reasons, but sometimes it can be good too. Like the other day, when it reminded me of a quote I posted several years ago - “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that … Continue reading Quotable Thursday: “sometimes the bad things that happen…”

defined

The story is big enough to travel on its own circuit.  I imagine it with its own lunch plans and speaking engagements.  It's flexible too - no doubt twisting itself to meet each narrator's purposes.  A perfect lunch date - inviting its companions to dine on sumptuous and salacious bones of someone else's misfortune.  But … Continue reading defined

Be present – for the hard stuff too

The idea of being present - of not looking backward or forward too much - is an important one.  Slowing down, taking stock of our blessings, and paying attention to the world around us is important in how we relate to people and the world, and in how we can find happiness. But when we're … Continue reading Be present – for the hard stuff too

Writer Problems #2 – questions

I ask a lot of questions. Dare I say it?  I may sometimes ask too many questions.  I am most at risk of asking too many questions if: I'm interested in the topic, the person is interesting, we have an excellent banter thing going on (then I might start asking ridiculous questions because I'm enjoying … Continue reading Writer Problems #2 – questions

Writer Problems: Still writing?

As writers, we face a lot of problems - intense Google searches, embarrassing Google searches, hours-long Etsy searches (I promise, this DOES have to deal with writing)... One problem is the dreaded (though actually supportive) question: "so, are you still writing?" <sigh> Maybe it's just a dreaded question for me lately, as I've fallen off … Continue reading Writer Problems: Still writing?