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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
As if I needed another reason to anticipate a new chapter in my life, I received word yesterday that an anthology of essays and poems on aging–including one of my own–has just been published!
It’s interesting that the only “work” people seem to understand is that which you do for a company or a government. That if you say you work for yourself, people assume you don’t work at all. It makes me wonder how work is defined.