Let Nothing Go Down the Drain

“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower… Continue reading Let Nothing Go Down the Drain

Why I’ll continue to journal

“Why do you stay in prisonwhen the door is so wide open? Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.Live in silence.” Jalal ad-Din Rumi I just handed in my first packet of work for this semester, so I feel I have been away from my blog for a long time.I’ve done a lot of writing the… Continue reading Why I’ll continue to journal

Can You Be Discouraged?

It is impossible to discourage the real writers – they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write. ~Sinclair Lewis I can get pretty down on myself when I’m depressed about my lack of progress as a writer, when I find work I’ve written 3 years ago that was ready to send… Continue reading Can You Be Discouraged?

Steeped in Sage and Onion

“There never was such a goose. Bob said he didn’t believe there ever was such a goose cooked. Its tenderness and flavor, size and cheapness were the themes of universal admiration. Eded out by apple-sauce and mashed potatoes, it was a sufficient dinner for the whole family; indeed, as Mrs. Cratchit said with great delight… Continue reading Steeped in Sage and Onion

Do You Just Need A Vacation?

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things. ~Robert Frost Before I went on my mini-vacation I was writing but the poetry button seemed to be stuck. I was writing, editing, revising and submitting but as Robert Frost says it was tough…I was stuck in an interval. The… Continue reading Do You Just Need A Vacation?