the connection of language and food

Before I ever cooked professionally or wrote one word, I had a deep connection to language and food because of my first teacher, my nana. “A writing cook and a cooking writer must be bold at the desk as well as the stove.”― M.F.K. Fisher She was an elementary school teacher and a principal for many… Continue reading the connection of language and food

Six “not new ways” to ignite your creativity this year

What does it mean to live more creatively? That’s what I promised myself this year after two years of “checking out” to pursue a graduate certificate in IT Project Management and get my PMP certification. Success on both of those goals! “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to… Continue reading Six “not new ways” to ignite your creativity this year

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

One of my goals for the year is to submit more creative work. Last year I submitted a grand total of five poems, way off where I’d like to be. So I’ll be posting more this year when I find a writing, essay or poetry contest. 2017 Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest_Deadline: April 30, 2017 For… Continue reading Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

The Writing Habit

 “We become what we repeatedly do.”   ― Sean Covey On Google, there are more than 64 million links on “the habit of writing.” Here’s just one. 10 Steps to Create the Habit of Writing. In procrastinating my writing, I’ve probably read several hundred. Jeff Goins made it even simpler when he wrote, “pick a space, set a… Continue reading The Writing Habit

Gardening and Writing

“Making compost is rather like living. If you wait until you can do a perfect job, you’ll never get started. Better to make a start and learn as you go.” Ann Mendenhall   A review of local literary journal, Greenwoman Magazine. When we moved to Colorado Springs our backyard consisted of a concrete slab sidewalk that… Continue reading Gardening and Writing