“A dog comes to you and lives with you in your house, but you do not therefore own her, as you do not own the rain, or the trees, or the laws which pertain to them.” --Mary Oliver
"I can shake everything off as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn." -- Anne Frank
When I write, I aim to turn the ugly into something beautiful.
“Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands And take it when it runs by.” Carl Sandburg
New ideas are such shiny, pretty objects, aren’t they!
Sometimes life gets in the way and the best you can do is plug along.
My marble looks like the universe, and to the universe I say yes!
I have always been a late bloomer. There’s that. DIARY WITH A GOLDEN KEY My first memories of writing and of wanting to be a writer go back to the year 1969 when I was seven years old. I had a pink and white diary with a tiny gold key. I remember sitting on the …
“A feminist is any woman who tells the truth about her life.” —Virginia Woolf Don’t let someone else interpret your narrative. Recently, another writer told me (my apologies for not remembering who it was) that “writing is a way to get the narrative to be your narrative.” I don’t want anyone else to tell my …
Looking at old photographs is not something I do much. I live here, after all, in the present tense. Last week, however, I got a jolt. A friend sent me a few old photographs. I wasn’t expecting them. In fact, I didn’t even know these pictures existed until the moment they popped up in a …