Impressions of DragonCon: Michael Stockpole’s Writing Workshops

Let me cut to the chase. Is it worth it to pay the extra money to attend Michael Stockpole’s Writing Workshops? Hell yes! This was the best $140 I’ve spent on my writing development since graduate school 20+ years ago; perhaps even more valuable for a working writer than my graduate school education was. Michael Stockpole…

Moisture

A few days ago army worms ate our lawn and mold invaded Steve’s building. We were cursing the humidity. But as I left work yesterday, the warm, moist air fragranced with jasmine, magnolia, and something green breathed against my skin and I had to smile as I was enveloped and caressed by the same kind…

Quiet Sadness

I am stalked by sadness in my quiet moments: when I meditate, when I run, when I do shivasana at the end of yoga practice. My mind catches me with images of my father, with questions about whether I did all that I could to save his life, with sad truths and I succumb. Sometimes…

New Life: Languages

One of the things I would like to do once I leave my current job is to learn a language and then travel to another country and use that language. I’d like to do it with Steve so that shortens the list to those languages we agree on. Here’s my list in rough order of…

Writing Update

As I’ve moved ever closer to the January date (which is now January 3, 2017) I’ve been trying to get set for writing success. We bought a simple white Ikea desk and a lovely pink chair for my room. I think this is going to be my writing spot. It just feels right to me to be…