An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~Bill Vaughan Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~Hal Borland Every man should be born… Continue reading All Hail the Possibilites of 2008!
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams December 30th…it’s hard to believe another year has gone by…check your December 31 deadlines, there are a lot of contests, submissions etc. due at the end of the year. Do you have what it takes to eek another submission… Continue reading Watch Out for Low Flying Deadlines!
This is pretty much what journals are all about, at least to me. I knew as I wrote them that even though they provided an excellent place for brain (and heart, and psyche) dump, they were mainly a map of me. Colleen Wainwright Do you journal? Many writers do-often years before they actually decide to… Continue reading Writing the Map of You Creatively
It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things. ~Stephen Mallarme I am posting my poem from yesterday a little self-consciously because it’s not finished but rough drafts are just stepping stones to published pieces. Art Class In the gray-green roomover the school cafeteriayou ask us to… Continue reading Silences Around Things
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath Do you have creativity enemies? Self-doubt, depression, resistance, fear…all of these kick in when we want to create but feel overwhelmed, paralyzed,… Continue reading Enemies to Creativity
search engine In other words…are you done with Google? If fellow bloggers are the ones that consistently find you better websites and blogs you might be interested in this. Will the community create a better search engine than Google, MSN, Yahoo? According to earthfrisk they have developed a search engine that takes the best of… Continue reading New Search Engine Launches Monday
“There never was such a goose. Bob said he didn’t believe there ever was such a goose cooked. Its tenderness and flavor, size and cheapness were the themes of universal admiration. Eded out by apple-sauce and mashed potatoes, it was a sufficient dinner for the whole family; indeed, as Mrs. Cratchit said with great delight… Continue reading Steeped in Sage and Onion
Hotel Reservations It’s not even the end of 2007 and I already have seven trips planned for 2008. Yesterday all the girls gave my mother-in-law a trip to Vegas for her Christmas present and of course I agreed to go. As always, I will be doing all my travel shopping online so I was pleased… Continue reading Viva Las Vegas!
What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.Agnes M. Pharo