People ask me: Why do you write about food, and eating, and drinking? Why don’t you write about the struggle for power and security and about love, the way others do? They ask it accusingly, as if I were somehow gross, unfaithful to the honor of my craft. The easiest answer is to say that,… Continue reading The Intersection of Food and Writing
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.Robert Frost I never got back to the laptop Thursday or Friday. Catching up with returning students and faculty, meeting the new students and getting back into the routine that is Goddard is somewhat overwhelming and tiring but also exhilarating… Continue reading Education is…
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. Maya Angelou This is the first trip I’m taking with my laptop, I usually leave it at home because it… Continue reading Leaving on a jet plane…
“Poetry is a rich, full-bodied whistle, cracked ice crunching in pails, the night that numbs the leaf, the duel of two nightingales, the sweet pea that has run wild, Creation’s tears in shoulder blades.”Boris Pasternak (Russian poet, 1890-1960) I planted six varieties of sweet peas yesterday: Early Spencer Mix which the package described as “little… Continue reading The night that numbs the leaf
It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! Mark Twain
Read Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, At the Fishhouses as an example of writing about place. Great imagery and details.
You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person. Alec Waugh How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you – you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences – like rags and shreds of your very life. Katherine Mansfield Choosing… Continue reading Love At First Sight
Today, check out this blog for a fun, interactive poem on stimulus. Add your stimulus style to David’s list poem or consider writing your own list poem. Now get back to work! Lovingly,The Writing Nag