life

Brave New Year

Happy New Year, everyone, and here we all are once again. You might notice that I've made some changes to this blog. I'm not yet done. Perhaps I'll never be done, but I needed a change, and I needed it before the new year started. As many of you already know, the last six months… Continue reading Brave New Year

Writing

What’s Going On?

Not much and yet maybe too much. A couple of months ago I signed up for SmokeLong Fitness Community Workshop. It's all flash, all the time. I've since learned that I can write to prompts quite happily if I'm given an example of a response. My creative battery is apparently sparked by other people's creativity. We're… Continue reading What’s Going On?

Writing

What a Long, Strange Month It’s Been

Today is the last day of April and that alone puts me in a good mood. I've spent most of this month working on my current work-in-progress, my novel Clemency. I'm happy to say that I exceeded my goal of reading and revising 100,000 words. But I am not done. More needs to be added,… Continue reading What a Long, Strange Month It’s Been

Writing

Tomorrow! You’re Always a Day Away.

https://youtu.be/rHZCSYBNytk For those of you reading this on April 1, it's already tomorrow. If you're reading this later, well ... just know that there's nothing April foolish about this. The good folks at NaNoWriMo.org host a virtual writing camp every April and July. Since I was successful in adding 50,000+ words of content to my… Continue reading Tomorrow! You’re Always a Day Away.

crow's feet · Writing

Crow’s Feet, a Medium Publication, is Expanding!

Yes, indeed, I am excited about the future of Crow's Feet, a publication on Medium. Crow's Feet publishes poetry and essays on life as we age. I started writing for it a couple of years ago, and I've enjoyed watching it take off. Recently, I became a member of Crow's Feet Social Media team, and… Continue reading Crow’s Feet, a Medium Publication, is Expanding!

life · Writing

Life in Non Sequiturs and Another Bike Ride

Yes, indeed, last week we ventured out to our favorite place: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. It was a beautiful day, and the moon again made an appearance. You might have to squint to see it in the below photo, but it's there. While out and about, we met an interesting guy who was hiking… Continue reading Life in Non Sequiturs and Another Bike Ride

life

When the Going Gets Tough (redux) …

I go for a bike ride at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. But, first, an update. Many thanks to everyone who offered kind, loving words to my last post. I'm doing well because of you. I'm doing well because the cold/heat therapy has really helped my arm/shoulder/neck (I guess the problem originates in my… Continue reading When the Going Gets Tough (redux) …

Writing

Groovin’ On a Thursday Afternoon

The Rascals beat out the Beatles as my favorite music group when I was growing. I had a major crush on Felix. Many thanks to everyone who commented on my Monday post and provided me with sage advice. Ironically (maybe?), on Wednesday, before I got around to responding to comments, I made myself work on… Continue reading Groovin’ On a Thursday Afternoon

Writing

Life in Non Sequiturs and (Trying) to Get My Writing Groove Back

In a New Yorker article (September 13, 2021), author Amia Srinivasan made this observation: "[...] the Internet, [...] has simultaneously given us too much to read and corroded our capacity to read it." The context was feminism and what we think we know about it, but her description of how the Internet has impacted reading… Continue reading Life in Non Sequiturs and (Trying) to Get My Writing Groove Back

Blogging

Happy WP Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com 13 years ago. Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging. My, how time flies. In truth, I have not been steadily blogging since I registered with WordPress on April 9, 2007. I "paused" my blog for a few years (and much later for a… Continue reading Happy WP Anniversary!