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When I first seriously considered being a writer, I was in college. I was majoring in Music, but going to a liberal arts college meant that I was also taking at least three other classes not directly related to my major.
In addition to the one Creative Writing class I was taking (finally, as a senior, […]
As November approaches, friendly emails start arriving in my inbox, trying to get me geared up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I look forward to NaNoWriMo all year, and yet now as I consider the fact that I have no idea what I want to write about let alone have an outline for […]
Sometimes when I think I want to write about something, I feel kind of lame. I tell myself that, well, I don’t really have much to say. There’s no interesting philosophical idea floating around in my head, nothing interesting has happened to me lately, it’s just been another normal day in another normal week. I’m […]
Found this quote posted elsewhere and thought it was awesome:
“Love, like all arts, as Oscar said, is quite useless. It is the useless things that make life worth living, and that make life dangerous, too. Wine, love, art, beauty. Without them life is safe, but not worth bothering with.”
From Moab is my Washpot
This is a […]
“Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me, I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under the trees in the woods,
Or talk […]
I’m in the process of moving to the home that my fiancee and I will eventually share. It’s part of what used to be a veterinary office, but has been converted to our apartment on one side and some kind of office or workshop on the other side that our landlords use. There are trees […]
“The sun was now below the horizon and the red glow at the rim of the world faded into pink. The sky above turned slowly from azure to the delicate blue-green of a robin’s egg, and the unearthly stillness of rural twilight came stealthily down about her. Shadowy dimness crept over the countryside. The red […]
I had a routine. It worked for me. I used it for a long time. For months. And then one day, I realized that my routine, the machine that generates productivity and time management so that I can spend time with my significant while being a writer, while trying that new recipe, while still sleeping […]
“Happiness is the only practical thing there is.”
- Quote from a friend
I was debating on whether or not following a certain dream and passion of mine makes sense. This response made me look at it as something truly worthwhile.