writing path

None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.  Gail Godwin My office file cabinet has been on my must-do list to declutter for the last couple of years. When it became harder to close the drawers, I started tackling it in bits and pieces over the… Continue reading writing path

a word after a word

A word after a word after a word is power.” Margaret Atwood I’ve been contemplating taking a writing course this summer, something to inspire me to get back to a more regular writing practice or maybe look for a weekend writing conference, now that the country is opening up again. The weekly blog post helps,… Continue reading a word after a word

Finding writing inspiration this summer

Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” —Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty I love magazines, but I tend to hoard stacks and stacks of them until, even for me, it’s too much, and I force myself to donate or recycle. That happened yesterday, my deep woven basket that holds… Continue reading Finding writing inspiration this summer


Consider at the outset:to be thin for thoughtor thick cream blossomy Many things are betterflavored with bacon Sweet Life, My love:didn’t you ever trythis delicacy–the marrowin the bone? And don’t be afraidto pour wine over cabbage Lorine Niedecker In both of these poems, I love the poet’s voice; I trust it and want to know… Continue reading Consider…

a “soft word” on the first day of spring

The crocus beckons like homemade liqueur—each one a glassful of sunlight. The crocus is a soft word in my ear Marion McCready’s poem Look to the Crocus. Today is the official first day of spring, but the crocus has been blooming for a couple of weeks, and the grape hyacinth is next. I usually plant… Continue reading a “soft word” on the first day of spring