Category: Journal

  • This and That: March 25, 2022

    This and That: March 25, 2022

    Coming back to the page, especially one so public, after a long time away, means that there is trepidation when it comes to sharing my thoughts. So I’m going to develop a weekly exercise in sharing the “this and that” of life. Little things that I am reading, drinking, thinking about, or viewing online. This…

  • Solitude


    This has been sitting in drafts since June 2020. So today felt like the right time to publish it, nearly two years later. I have been thinking a lot about solitude. The world is in the midst of a pandemic, and many of us are alone or experiencing the deep pangs of loneliness infiltrating our…

  • Why?


    There are days that I sit here and wonder why I write. I’ve asked myself that question more often than not over the past decade. I had hopes and dreams, and I stopped somewhere on the path called a growing career. What were once wild optimism and fun every time I sat down in front…

  • Being A Writer – Neil Gaiman

    Being A Writer – Neil Gaiman

    “Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”― Neil Gaiman

  • Eudora Welty – On Writing

    Eudora Welty – On Writing

    Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer’s own life. Eudora Welty

  • NaNoWriMo


    The leaves are starting to fall and there is a crispness in the air. Autumn is slowly arriving and bringing with it NaNoWriMo. On October 5, all of the number counts, message boards, etc., over at NaNoWriMo will reset and thousands will line up in an attempt to slog their way through what is, at…

  • Complacency: The Writer

    Complacency: The Writer

    “The moment a writer knows how to achieve a certain effect, the method must be abandoned. Effects repeated become false, mannered. The writer’s style is his doppelgänger, an apparition that the writer must never trust to do his work for him.” ~ Joy Williams

  • Why am I writing here?

    Why am I writing here?

    Why am I writing here? That’s a good question and one posed to me by my husband. I have a “writer’s blog” I’ve had on WordPress dot com for close to a decade, and several other blogs I publish as well. Why here? Do you want an honest answer? No one is reading here. When I…