new paths

Truro, 17 August 2013 Nothing like a couple of days out on the far end of Cape Cod to remind me of what I love most about summer: 1.  the light 2.  the beach, the lake, the pond (to recap:  WATER) Brush Hollow Beach, 17 August 2013 3.  outdoor showers (um, does this also need to be filed under love of light & water?) *sigh* It wasn’t easy to come back to the office after a long weekend of such loveliness, but damn if there … View Post

Vonnegut me, baby!

the living room, post-sequester The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something. — … View Post

the great sequester of 2013

photo credit:  Bella Cirovic On November 1 2011, I began a project that took me forever to commit to:  writing a novel. Not such a big deal, to be sure– but for me, it was deeply challenging to first make the commitment and then (perhaps even harder?) telling people what I was doing. The goal was to have a first draft completed by November 1, 2012 — estimating a manuscript to come in at about 350 pages. above is the chair where I wrote 3 … View Post