Reading and Writing Frustrations

I'm frustrated. With myself. sigh... I am a writer. I love to write. But I also love to read. These days I find more of my time is being spent in reading about writing, reading blogs by other writers, and reading for my own pleasure and research than I do actually writing. Who would've ever … Continue reading Reading and Writing Frustrations

Reflecting on 2014 goals…

It's New Year's Eve. Usually this is the day I spend gearing up and getting ready to launch my new goals. Today is different because I didn't accomplish a single, not one SINGLE, goal that I set for 2014. And they were excellent goals. I put a lot of time, thought, and planning into my … Continue reading Reflecting on 2014 goals…

Observations after two-week media fast…

I warn you now that this may be more rambling than I usually engage in. My two-week media fast was not in search of spiritual clarity or any esoteric goal, but was due to headaches and migraines which blur my vision and exacerbate my light sensitivity. I stayed off the computer for the most part, and … Continue reading Observations after two-week media fast…

The topic today is CARDS…

… mainly because tomorrow is Father’s Day, and because I’ve spent too much of my free time lately playing Solitaire. My son has gotten me completely addicted to the Microsoft Solitaire Collection app. It has daily challenges around five games: FreeCell, Spider, Klondike, Pyramid, and TriPeaks. But my obsession goes back much further. I blame … Continue reading The topic today is CARDS…

Why I’m not writing…

On Friday blog posts I am supposed to be writing fiction, or writing about fiction.  Unfortunately, other than sporadic entries in my journal and Facebook status updates, I haven't been writing much of anything. Life has rather flipped upside down. We decided to put our home of over 17 years on the market, and listed … Continue reading Why I’m not writing…

What are distractions, really?

"Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet." — Anonymous The Internet is only one of my many distractions. A little over three years ago I naïvely thought that after having been an insatiable reader since early childhood and investing years in studying and teaching literature, I would be … Continue reading What are distractions, really?