my mini-sabbatical from posting

It’s been three months since I posted. I miss writing. Several times a day, I begin composing mentally, but the words never get to print. I’m having my second knee replacement on March 9, and the last couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to do everything I’ve been putting off, so my time has been […]

humility / hubris

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) excerpt from “Song of Myself, 51” by Walt Whitman I am not a fiction writer. For me, writing is not creative; I guess I’m boringly reality-based (and perhaps somewhat self-centered). I started this blog to recount what’s going on […]

stimulation / silence

Wednesday, December 7, 2021 I’ve been remarkably contented lately despite choices I’m making that would, at one time, have sent me into a downward spiral of guilt. So either I’m becoming self-actualized or I’ve seriously lowered my standards for myself. I’m OK with either—it’s such a relief to be letting myself be. I have become […]

thoughts on re-entry

Well, metaphorically speaking, the sun is setting on our month-long Flagstaff retreat. Six days from now, we’ll be heading back down to the low country, where we are told the temperatures have finally dropped into numbers low enough that a human being could survive outdoors if need be. Every year, I know better than to […]


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