What is the true measure of success?
Writing has so much to give, so much to teach, so many surprises. That thing you had to force yourself to do---the actual act of writing---turns out to be the best part. It's like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you really needed was the tea ceremony. … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Reward
“The truth is, until you know any different, the island is enough.Actually, I know different. And it's still enough.” Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races For the past five nights, the song of the peepers has risen to a crescendo. I hear them ululate their mating arias and the notes fill me with joy and profound … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Place
You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesfor a hundred miles through the desert repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your bodylove what it loves.Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Mary Oliver, Wild Geese When I hear the word more, … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: More
“Writing is something you do alone. It's a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it."John Green Today is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of the 40 Days of Lent. The past few years, I’ve re-examined and re-arranged many aspects of the Catholicism … Continue reading The Silent Newsfeed