This morning I made a cup of de-caf, took out a pen, found a lightly used Moleskin and started writing. With a pen. On paper. I wrote a letter to my muse, asking her to come back to me. I told her that I saw her as a kite that had gotten so high in … Continue reading The Pen Is Mightier. The Computer Has No Pulse.
Take me, for example. Not the best writer in the world. A reluctant writer. A shy writer, but I cannot seem to stop doing it. I have tons of journals in the basement; I am writing a book or trying to. I tried high school teaching once but couldn't stomach it. I Teach yoga instead, … Continue reading Why Write
All of my little rituals each take 20 minutes. For example: It takes me about 20 minutes to write 750 words. I set my Insight Timer for 20 minutes when I meditate. It takes me 20 minutes to do my little circuit on the MU Stadium steps. Funny, how in a mere 20 minutes I … Continue reading 20 Minutes A Day
Woke up to this AND to news that 750 Words is fixed and my streak has been restored! Now the question is: Can I figure out how to start the snowblower? Or do I gut it out with the shovel? Stay tuned. Film at 11.
I was all in a dither yesterday because 750 words went on the blink. I kept pushing "force save" and cursing and gnashing my teeth and getting up from the chair, then sitting down again, checking every 2 minutes to see if the site had saved my words. I was freaking because my streak of … Continue reading 750 Words Freakout– Reconsidered
You know how when you take down the tree, there is this void, this emptiness? Well, to mitigate this emptiness, to fill it with something amusing (if not piney and sparkly) I do a big jigsaw puzzle every year. Here's this year's puzzle: And here is the progress of 2 days: As I'm working I … Continue reading Puzzle 2010
I didn’t go to Ithaca today. I stayed holed up in my room (after early morning Ashtanga practice) and wrote. And wrote. And wrote. I took a break for lunch, and to refresh my tea. Then I wrote. For hours. While the cat dozed on the bed. I wrote longhand, with my favorite pen (this … Continue reading Talking To Myself
I love podcasts. I download them to my Ipod and listen to them while I do housework or drive. I subscribe to about 10, but my latest favorite is The Accidental Creative. I’ve been listening to some of the older ones lately and heard an interview with Lisa Johnson the other day. She’s a consultant … Continue reading Become a Student of Yourself