At the end of a day of writing, reading other people’s work, and catching up on articles about the technical issues of creating work, there is nothing better than doing something that doesn’t require a computer. Something that makes me stand up, move around, be with other people. Leave the virtual world behind. For me, […]
Do you have today off in honor of Presidents Day? I do not have the day off. I’ll be reading slush later today, as well as working on a couple of my own things. And that’s fine with me. It’s raining here in February, which is weird and not a particularly good sign, but the […]
Who watched the Super Bowl last night? Millions of us, including me. I’m not exactly a sports fan, but there is something about this final football game of the season that pulls me in. I used to think I was pulled in by the fun commercials that accompany the game, the spectacular half-time shows (Lady Gaga gets […]
I am going old school for this blog post. I am writing it by hand first, composing it in our neighborhood Caribou Coffee, without connecting to wi-fi. Our neighborhood Caribou has a long wooden table with a dozen chairs around it. The table sits in front of a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s great for […]
To begin this post, I jotted down my first thoughts while drinking coffee at a neighborhood coffeehouse: PEACE a slowing of breath, of heartbeat a calm pond, serenity a ceasefire – global, political, or between lovers, friends, family Christmas slumber, death breaking of bread – via religion or a shared meal a clean bedroom quiet […]
What’s on your writing desk? One Minnesota Writer has rocks on hers.
Every Friday, I post First Five Fragments for Friday over at One Minnesota Writer on Blogger. Today, someone finally (!) posted their own fragments in return. Never mind that I’ve ended my Friday posts with, “..and your fragments are?” since I started writing them. Check it out here: http://oneminnesotawriter.blogspot.com