• August 2016
    Definition of sabbatical: any extended period of leave from one's customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc. Definition of leap: to spring through the air from one point or position to another. Savor the fresh...
  • June 2016
    Yes! Buy the lemonade--always, even if it's got bugs in it. But don't drink the Koolaid of self-righteousness and entitlement. It won't sustain you. Stay humble. It is character-building and in the long run it will earn the respect of others.
  • March 2016
    Guarding and valuing your writing time--such a hard thing to do as our busy lives swirl around us.
  • January 2016
    Thank you! You speak to the most intimidating aspect of writing. I write--alone and happily. The creation of a public persona in the new world of publishing feels exactly the opposite of my chosen solitary life of staring at a screen, drumming the...
  • July 2015
    I didn't catch this earlier so I'm glad you tagged it. Have you read Twain's "Innocents Abroad"? You would love his take on visiting Italy. Smart and funny, as always. 
  • July 2014
    I know this feeling. In our everyday lives we can become numb to the detail and nuance that serves as grist for our writing engines. When I travel my eye alights on each new scene and vista, my ear is ever-alert to new voices, accents, and language....
  • March 2014
    Wonderful! Have I mentioned toady how much I love you? 
  • September 2013
    Very proud of you!
  • March 2013

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