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Category Archives: Writing
When the first foot of snow fell on October 4, it marked the beginning of a winter of never ending storms that would eventually do their best to consume me. Once or twice a week, clouds gathered over the Zirkel … Continue reading
It would take great determination to ignore the nudge of implied importance each new year brings with it. When it came around a year ago, I felt it through a muffle of physical exhaustion and the sense that I was … Continue reading
In August, I donated a half dozen books to a fundraising sale. Except for the holes it made in the stacks and rows and uneven piles of vintage volumes, dog-eared paperbacks and pricey hardcover bestsellers, nothing else changed about the … Continue reading
There are a thousand reasons to write. A thousand ways to do it. Maybe more. That human beings not only stumbled across an urge to record life on Earth through writing, but also developed a means of doing so, falls … Continue reading
“….the rush forward to the end, the leap that you take into the middle of danger when all you can do is look straight at it, because whatever is coming will come.” — from The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake … Continue reading
If you can’t tolerate being alone with yourself in silence for hours on end, don’t contemplate taking up writing as a career. There’s a possibility that the deliciously documented insanity of an impressively large number of literary greats might simply … Continue reading