Adventures in Housing

It is done! We have a new house with tons of possibilities to become a stunning house. It is by far the most expensive thing we’ve ever owned and the work we need to do is intimidatingly large. But there is a great joy in bringing beauty into the world, which is what we will…

Update

It seems like it has been forever and a day since I updated this blog. My life has spun into a crazy pace between writing and preparing to close on a house and moving our possessions into it. Some things cannot get done on time because it turns out that while work has an elastic…

Racing!

Today I found a blog so wonderful, I had to share it with my writing friends. I love a good writing book and I’ve bought hundreds over the years. In fact, I just bought a bunch through StoryBundle’s twice yearly offering of books for writers. (It’s a good deal, check it out!) Writing Slices is…

Part Time in the Enchanted Land

When I left my job at FedEx one of my friends asked me, “But what will you do? You’ll be so bored.” I appreciated her compassionate concern but I’ve been anything but bored. The truth is that there is more work to do in the world, both to make the world a better place and…

Boxes

Lately we contemplated buying another house and spent time searching for a better house for us. But today I realized that houses are just boxes. It isn’t changing one box for another box that matters, What matters is how I extend beyond the box I’m in through art and writing. Or how I extend my…

A Spinning Top

My world is in a tizzy of work and activity, but I didn’t want to let the week go without giving you an update. A spinning top is a miracle of physics. It cannot stay upright on its own but once you put it in motion it stays up and even travels slightly across the…

Missing Muses

This is just a short post to let people know that I am still alive and didn’t fall into a portal leading to another world, fun as that may be. I am working on a number of projects and courses and this is spinning me around a bit and messing with my productivity. One of…

Cruising Through Time

It’s been a while. I know that I actively owe correspondence to several people. If you are waiting, accept my apologies. I’ve had a hard time collecting my thoughts to write lately, whether in the blog or directly to people or in fiction. I suspect that a sleep deficit is to blame and I’m working…

The Journey Continues

Some weeks take us across a threshold of self and when we emerge we are subtly changed in ways that are invisible from the outside. So it has been this week. I feel a bit unsteady, as if I were taking over someone else’s blog, but here I am, ready to show up for whatever…

More Questions Than Answers

For almost a week now the emails I’ve sent have gone unanswered. I had a problem with email when I made some changes on December 24, but I thought I found a way around them. It’s has been on my list of things to check into, preferably before tomorrow when I need to send out…