A Political Quote

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866 Because my blog is not a political blog I will refrain from writing about the current political scene… At this point I wish I could wake up on election day, it’s difficult to… Continue reading A Political Quote

WOOF Winners

WOOF Contest – Top 5 Picks:About Writing Justin – “Sentence Length” – Advice on sentence length. Writing Nag – “What Don Freeman Taught Me About Story” – Corduroy is a children’s book but this favorite celebrated 40 years this year. What makes this book so good and what can today’s writer learn from it. JHS,… Continue reading WOOF Winners

Writing is not apart from living

Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. ~Catherine Drinker Bowen, Atlantic, December 1957

The Art of Journaling

Journal writing is a voyage to the interior. Christina Baldwin I’ve been journaling most of my adult life collecting quotes, overheard conversations, poetry starts, words I like, bits of sentences, books to read, movies to watch, directions to a restaurant I might like to try in a new city I may or may not ever… Continue reading The Art of Journaling

Anti-Procrastination Day

You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate. ~Author Unknown I thought about putting off this post until tomorrow but Saturday is my Anti-Procrastination Day. If you’re familiar with the Fly-Lady website she has declared Wednesdays as anti-procrastination day but for me Saturdays work better. I don’t have to… Continue reading Anti-Procrastination Day

September feels like…

“The breezes tasteOf apple peel.The air is fullOf smells to feel-Ripe fruit, old footballs,Burning brush,New books, erasers,Chalk, and such.The bee, his hive,Well-honeyed hum,And Mother cutsChrysanthemums.Like plates washed cleanWith suds, the daysAre polished withA morning haze.”– John Updike, September Now that it’s the 3rd I finally changed my calendar, I seemed to be stuck on August.… Continue reading September feels like…

Out of clutter find simplicity

“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already, I finished up the kitchen yesterday and spent most of the day “deep cleaning” my office and filled two more boxes for Goodwill. This summer I have… Continue reading Out of clutter find simplicity