Tag Archives: Writing

The Place Where You Live

Tried my best to get this down to 200 words and contact my friend for a photo. Neither happened. Orion magazine has this lovely invitation to write about where you live. If you are a writer, you should do it. … Continue reading

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To Scribble and Erase and Scribble Again

Watercolor painting is teaching me how to learn when it is time to stop. Unlike writing, where you can rewrite and revise words for decades, if you rework a shape too much using watercolor, the paper starts to break down. … Continue reading

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Teacher-Leader & Other Words I Make Up

This past year, 2021, was not my best year as a blogger. I somehow wrote thousands of words, however. Just not here. Close to having a draft of a book, this girl. A Memoir. No, really. It’s a memoir.  I … Continue reading

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Now Some Thoughts on Writing

This past weekend I printed out all of the chapters I think will make up the book that I have been working on in some shape or form for over twenty years. I have not researched old journals to pinpoint … Continue reading

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Water. Paint. Ratio.

The language of watercolor is poetry. The naming of colors is a history I’ve never learned. Colors help us classify animals, minerals, and plants. A language of colors is classification. A science of color. The definition of color reminds me … Continue reading

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Place & Shape

“Words will follow your path through the garden, on the walkways, benches, and walls. Yet unlike a book, the way in which you read the poem is multidirectional.” ~Maya Lin I made a small intention that I would blog twice … Continue reading

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Slush Pile

Dear Editor,* It’s highly likely this piece will end up lost in your slush pile. What to say to an editor of an anthology about traveling during a year when international borders were closed? How to differentiate my story from … Continue reading

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Turn And Face The Strange

This week, the Feminist Survival Project podcast is going to end, and they asked their listeners share what they learned, and so I thought I’d get bloggy with it as a way to express my gratitude for their podcast and … Continue reading

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Quick Sketch

I promised myself I’d try to blog at least once a month this year, so here it is. I don’t really have anything in the bloggy draft that I’m ready to click publish with, and I just realized that September … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: A Memoir

The trouble with goals is that you’re constantly working toward what you used to want. ~Sarah Manguso from 300 Arguments I keep this notebook of the memoir I’m working on, and it has sat collecting dust for the past two … Continue reading

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