24 Jan, 2017

How I Feel About Blogging

2021-01-03T17:26:19-06:00January 24th, 2017|Tags: |

"How do you feel about blogging?" Barbara Bos asked yesterday in the Facebook group Women Writers, Women's Books that I belong to. That got me thinking. Then it occurred to me that [...]

7 Dec, 2016

Artful Blogging Giveaway

2021-01-03T17:26:19-06:00December 7th, 2016|Tags: |

Today is St. Nikolaus, a day I remember fondly from my childhood (see my essay Giving Up Christmas in Tablet, which, incidentally, is an excerpt from my book Jumping Over Shadows.) [...]

24 Dec, 2015

One Reason to Write Memoir

2021-01-03T17:27:00-06:00December 24th, 2015|Tags: |

This is not a drawing of the actual stone bridge mentioned in Traces, but it is pretty close to what I still see in my imagination.  Here's one reason to [...]

21 Dec, 2015

Artist & Writer’s Workbook 2016

2021-01-03T17:27:00-06:00December 21st, 2015|Tags: , |

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24 Nov, 2015

Winter Break In

2021-01-03T17:27:04-06:00November 24th, 2015|Tags: , |

    We had a winter break in this past weekend. I know this is not the proper use of the English term "break in;" rather, it is a literal [...]

27 Oct, 2015

A Place to Write

2021-01-03T17:27:07-06:00October 27th, 2015|Tags: |

  My preferred cubicle at the Writers Workspace "So what do you do now that you don't have the Hemingway House?" I get that question a lot since my writer-in-residence [...]

27 Jul, 2015

Rejection vs. Failure

2021-01-03T17:27:15-06:00July 27th, 2015|Tags: |

"You do your best work after your biggest disasters."        Tim Robbins,        as quoted in The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp I'm not sure that [...]

22 Feb, 2015

My First Newsletter

2021-01-03T17:27:25-06:00February 22nd, 2015|Tags: |

I just clicked the Send button for my very first newsletter, and I have to say it is like skating out on a pond, not quite knowing if the ice [...]

12 Jan, 2015

Four Years of Blogging

2021-01-03T17:27:27-06:00January 12th, 2015|Tags: |

My four year blogging anniversary came and went, and I didn't even notice until I was looking for something else in my Morning Pages book from a year ago and [...]

23 Sep, 2014

Blog Post No. 500

2021-01-03T17:27:55-06:00September 23rd, 2014|Tags: |

My post with a detailed recipe (including step-by-step photos) on how to make Zwetschgendatschi remains one of my most popular posts. Who would have thought? Not me. 500 blog posts! [...]

3 Jun, 2014

Is My Story Dramatic Enough?

2021-01-03T17:28:27-06:00June 3rd, 2014|Tags: |

Last week my essay "Is My Story Dramatic Enough?" was published in the Washington Independent Review of Books. Its foundation was laid one evening when one of my students stopped [...]

8 Apr, 2014

One Year of Morning Pages

2021-01-03T17:28:32-06:00April 8th, 2014|Tags: |

My stack of Morning Pages notebooks tells me that today, 4/8/14, is my one-year anniversary. That means one year of writing every weekday morning, stream of consciousness, by hand, in [...]

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