Tag: Writing

The Gift of Writing Everyday

Yesterday at lunch I was trying to explain to a friend of mine how writing every day changes one’s day. “Because you’re always looking at things as potential blog posts?” she said. No, that’s not it. I tried to explain how writing every day,… Continue Reading “The Gift of Writing Everyday”

2,000 Rocks

For a person who can’t seem to water plants regularly, I’ve kept this blog going an amazingly long time. This right here is my 2,000th post. In 10 years. Yes, some of them were repeats – why not re-air a good piece that no… Continue Reading “2,000 Rocks”

The Blank Page

Not writing can mean Suffocating heaps of words or vacancy, which

Deep Winter Friday Round-Up

I can’t be in a clinical trial because I have a magnet in my head. I wrote about this a few days ago – being offered the opportunity to be in a research project testing the efficacy of an Alzheimer’s prevention drug. But regular… Continue Reading “Deep Winter Friday Round-Up”

About Generosity in Blogging

I’m working on being a more generous blogger. This means reading, liking and promoting the work of other writers. Why is this so hard for me? My first answer is that I’m a competitive person. That’s an easy answer. It’s like answering “I work… Continue Reading “About Generosity in Blogging”

Ancient Sayings

One of the  great things about blogging is that while people sometimes criticize the ideas in a post, they never criticize the writing. As in, ‘this is really poorly written.’ This is good for me since I have almost no tolerance for criticism about… Continue Reading “Ancient Sayings”

Bend in New Places

If you are a crooked tree, you are crooked but you are still a tree. That you are anomalous is clear. No other tree looks like you and you could not be mistaken for any one of the other thousands of trees in the forest.… Continue Reading “Bend in New Places”

Keep It Moving

Why do people blog? I don’t know why people blog. I know why I blog. I want people to read what I write and have a reaction. The audience is fundamental to me. If there is no audience, I am just keeping a journal. And… Continue Reading “Keep It Moving”

Stop Whining

Writer’s block is a place where people who like sitting around in their Target bathrobes and fuzzy Hello Kitty slippers live while they talk about being bloggers or writers or whatever. It’s an excuse for not delivering the goods, for being so beside oneself… Continue Reading “Stop Whining”

Upgrade

Put away your Two Buck Chuck Wine in a box bottled Expedient pretending to be good enough Bought on sale, cheap, then cheaper Be mindful of sunset’s expectations No rags at the Ritz _______________________ #55/100: 55th in a series of 100 in 100

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