Coming Home

“We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character”Henry David Thoreau There is nothing as wonderful as coming home…my garden has exploded with cosmos, mums, dahlias and scabiosa not ready to turn in for the fall.Pumpkins and gourds are ready to be picked and October is right… Continue reading Coming Home

Where Do You Want to Go?

Zest. Gusto. How rarely one hears these words used. How rarely do we see people living, or for that matter, creating by them. Yet if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer’s make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to… Continue reading Where Do You Want to Go?

The illusion of control

Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it’s just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it. David Sedaris, interview in Louisville Courier-Journal, June 5, 2005 It’s Sunday and I haven’t written anything since Wednesday. I have a hard time blogging here because I’m not in… Continue reading The illusion of control

Education Quote

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age? ~Erich Fromm

Playing Exquisite Corpse

I participated in Before I Am Famous‘ Exquisite Corpse game last week with the theme of Freshman. I hope to do many more of these collaborative games this semester. Off to Vermont!Lovingly,The Writing Nag

WOOF Winners For the Week

WOOF Contest – Top 5 Picks:About Writing Writing Nag – “The Art of Journaling” – How writers can use daily journals as another outlet for their creative writing. Nicholas Powiull – “Conscious Flex: Universal Knowledge” – Anybody can write, following this example. 🙂Non-Fiction Mike Fried  – “Coney Island Date of Death 9-7-08” – A lament on… Continue reading WOOF Winners For the Week

The Magical Rose Garden

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.”Dale Carnegie This morning many people are mourning loved ones who were taken suddenly… Continue reading The Magical Rose Garden

A Dash of the Dictionary

“Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.” Kahlil Gibran I have been working on a pantoum, my first one. I like the repetitive nature of this form, I have found if you write the right lines that are repeated it can be very effective form. This… Continue reading A Dash of the Dictionary

Remembering 9/11

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one. John Lennon