Category Archives: writer’s life

thoughts, feelings, whines and wonderings about managing it all while trying to write

Starry starry night

The pairing of bodies of water with stars is an ancient magic. Seafarers used the stars for navigation, but as I look across my pond at Moon Mountain I feel the blessing of open water as the counter point for … Continue reading

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My Motto

“Heather is my focus. I watch and listen to her at all times. I love and cherish her, and am devoted to her, beyond all others, and even beyond the bounds of my own life.” Iske “Heather is my life. … Continue reading

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Manifesto

Do the right thing. Do it whether or not anyone is watching or keeping track or keeping score. Do the right thing when you don’t want to, when you want to do the wrong thing, and when you don’t want … Continue reading

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Princess Mica and the Evil Bananas

  It’s not often that I use this blog to exhort you, my beloved readers, to do something. I’ll be straight up with you now: this time it’s different. There’s something I need you to do, and I need you … Continue reading

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How NOT to Hike Blackhead Mountain

4:13 a.m.: get up and pick your way to the bathroom stepping on or over at least 3 dogs. Take the maximum allowable dose of antacids for the GERD flareup you are experiencing. Pray that you’re having a GERD flare-up … Continue reading

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February

Someone recently said to me, as an offering of solace, that February is hard. Winter drags on through February, seemingly with renewed enthusiasm. I think we’ve had more snow in the first few weeks of February than we received in … Continue reading

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Productivity, Creativity, Angst and Homemade Bread: A Meditation on Unemployment

“I’m struggling with meaninglessness,” I announced while indulging in my pre-dinner glass of wine on the deck with my husband. “Drink more water,” was his reply. I laughed, because this is one of our standard jokes, and after five years … Continue reading

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