The Middle of Nowhere

“I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.” Steve Mcqueen I let my subscriptions to various magazines expire, too many things to read, school, lack of funds. The one I miss the most is The Sun Magazine. If you haven’t read it you can order a copy… Continue reading The Middle of Nowhere

That is to be educated

It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought — that is to be educated. Edith Hamilton I… Continue reading That is to be educated

Shrove Tuesday

IHOP proclaimed that today is National Pancake Day but in our house the Tuesday before Lent was always Shrove Tuesday. It was great fun as kids to have breakfast at dinner and I think we understood we could eat as much as we wanted because the next day Lent began. Many people will be heading… Continue reading Shrove Tuesday

It’s All Too Much

“Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon.” William Zinsser If you believe in this sort of thing that the universe tries to tell you something then my lesson for this month is get rid of all the STUFF. The last… Continue reading It’s All Too Much

Unholy Ghost

Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression by Nell Casey My review rating: 5 of 5 starsEdited by Nell Casey, this collection of twenty-two essays by contemporary American and European writers explores the many faces of depression. Rather than a medical guide of what constitutes depression or a depressive episode these essays vividly portray each writer’s experience… Continue reading Unholy Ghost

On Layering Words

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only for wallowing in.Katherine Mansfield I only recently discovered New Zealand’s Katherine Mansfield, she was considered to be one of the best short story writers in her time.… Continue reading On Layering Words

Putting Pen to Paper

The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. ~Norbet Platt

Project Verse

Think you could compete a la Project Runway for Poets? It’s FREE to enter and it sounds like a fun challenge for poets who have not yet published a chapbook. Read more. If you’re interested the deadline is March 1, 2009. Thanks to Dimato Cooper for participating in my February sunshine prompt. I saw her,… Continue reading Project Verse