Don’t Postpone Your Thoughts

Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience. Henry David Thoreau

Seeds, Glorious Seeds

I just got my seeds that I ordered from Thompson & Morgan and The Cook’s Garden. I started ordering them online because I have no control in the gardening store. All the pretty pictures start screaming at me, you need me, and I tend to overspend on my garden. So the last few years it’s… Continue reading Seeds, Glorious Seeds

Ireland-Where the Unexpected Constantly Occurs

This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever. Sigmund Freud (about the Irish) Ireland is rich in literature that understands a soul’s yearnings, and dancing that understands a happy heart. Margaret Jackson O Ireland isn’t it grand you look–Like a bride in her rich adornin? And with all the… Continue reading Ireland-Where the Unexpected Constantly Occurs

Be a Lifetime Learner

“Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you’ve made sense of one small area.”Nadine Gordimer I guess this quote pertains to the fact that all writers are experts in something and maybe write what you know? My writing mentor always said “write what you want to know not just… Continue reading Be a Lifetime Learner

Poem for National Poetry Month

“Sonnet 104” William Shakespeare. Public domain. Sonnet 104 To me, fair friend, you never can be old,For as you were when first your eye I eyed, Such seems your beauty still. Three winters coldHave from the forests shook three summers’ pride,Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turnedIn process of the seasons have I seen,Three April… Continue reading Poem for National Poetry Month

The Life of Words

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.Carol Burnett (1936 – ) I feel I need to apologize when I don’t post but my “packet work” for school seems to takeover most of my Tuesdays and much of the rest of the week too. I am reading Dojo Wisdom for Writers: 100… Continue reading The Life of Words

First Words

“As a young child I wanted to be a writer because writers were rich and famous” William Burroughs I am reading First Words, a collection of the earliest writing from favorite contemporary authors, by Paul Mandelbaum. Most of the work presented is when the authors are teenagers, although there are several childhood writings that are… Continue reading First Words