Books!

Books

Summer’s coming (or is it here?), and in true summer-fashion, I’m not feeling particularly motivated to write about anything. Winter, I’ve found, is for writing. Summer is for reading. So, how about a summer reading list? These are some of my current favorites. If you’ve got the interest and the time in the warm months […]

The Waiting Game

Puggle

I am impatient. I hate waiting. For summer. For Christmas. For answers. For questions. For my husband to get ready. For the dog to go to the bathroom. For anything and everything, I hate waiting. Impatience and I, we have a love/hate relationship. It is my enemy, and yet it is my familiar friend. The […]

The Disease

Library

Yesterday while browsing the top articles on msn.com, I ran across one entitled “The Case Against Grades.” Against my better judgment, I opened and read it. As my brain attempted to process phrases like “stress and fear of failing tests lead to classic symptoms of procrastination, avoidance, confusion and low self-esteem,” I could feel my […]

“Penance”

Church Window

The straw that broke the camel’s back. I’m not sure where the phrase comes from, or even what it means, but as it rings through my ears, it feels wonderfully appropriate. So I repeat it, loudly at first, then softer and softer until I’m barely whispering into the piercing January wind, “This is the last […]

Comes Out of My Soul Like a Rocket

Balloon

And now, an excerpt from a famous poem by Charles Bukowski entitled “So You Want To Be A Writer.” don’t be like so many writers, don’t be like so many thousands of people who call themselves writers, don’t be dull and boring and pretentious, don’t be consumed with self- love. the libraries of the world […]