I heard an interview recently with the writer Robert Greene who wrote the book Mastery. The interviewer asked him what he says to people who tell him that they don’t know what they want to be when they grow up. My ears really pricked up when I heard that question because this question has been … Continue reading Notice Your Life!
Today it snowed. Two inches of heavy wet snow on this astronomical “first day of spring.” I got up, made coffee and raisin toast, filled the bird feeders, then headed up to my cozy lair, turned on the space heater and settled in for a long write. Yesterday a book I had ordered called, To … Continue reading The First Day of Spring
I have started thinking about New Year's Resolutions lately. Not that I am going to make any, but I am thinking about things that I would like to do, or see happen in the coming 12 months. Mostly I think of adding things to my life when I think of changing it, but sometimes it's … Continue reading 13 Things You Should Get Rid of in 2012
I really don't want to be a foister, but I am. I am reading Seth Godin's Linchpin at the moment and all I want to do is buy 20 copies and give them to people, press it into their hands with that annoying, desperate pleading in my eyes and say, "Pleeeeze! You simply MUST read … Continue reading Foisting Books on People
Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg Writing Down The Bones completely ruined my handwriting. We’re talking about years of Palmer Method here, countless copybooks splotched up with ovals and push-pulls. And today? Can’t even sign my own goddam name on my credit card receipts with any sort of legibility. I totally blame Natalie Goldberg. … Continue reading Books That Changed My Life #2
I listened to the This American Life podcast the other day and the theme was “Books That Changed My Life.” (Ira Glass, the host, thought it was a rather unusual idea that a book could change a person’s life. Whatever, Ira.) Not me. Oh no. There have been many books that have completely changed the … Continue reading Books That Changed My Life #1