What Makes a Writer?
This Daily Writing article asks the question, What makes a writer? The answer may surprise you.
My computer should replace its inadequate waste bin with one of those big blue dumpsters that star in a hoarders recovery.
My Becoming Place
I think everyone has a ‘becoming’ place--that odd corner of our person that we purposefully stay away from...
Truth in Labeling
If I were the writer of food labels, I would at least humor the customer with my own hubris.
The Circle of Life
I’m not sure when I fell through the looking glass but I just keep getting closer to everything I set out to run from.
Other than the aforementioned editor’s 3rd grade grammar teacher, the rest of the world is ashamed that you are one of us.
Watching the World
Everything that I’m looking for becomes more detailed and clear until for a brief moment I almost feel like I’m there.
I thought I was WiFi dependent as an instructor but that petty addiction pales in comparison with my ‘eye’ fixation.
The thought that an instant boost in quality of life is just a phone call away is alluring to say the least.
Better than a bandaid would be to quit looking for ‘boo-boos’ and recognize that I feel the best when I don’t go looking for the worst.
If she had then told us, operators were standing by and if we ordered now she would double our shipment of B.I.C, there would have been a mad scramble...
Thoughts on Life... and Learning
...we often ask students to recreate and present very special memories. Naturally, even with a deft hand, these written recreations will be lacking some of the magic of the original.
Even though they may be unanticipated, these moments provide us with the chance to evaluate the value of what we lost and redirect our efforts if necessary.
The Power of Example
As a young runner I appreciated that my coaches would often join us for our workouts. It didn’t matter if they led the pack or brought up the rear.
Can someone grow up with something so grand always present in the background and still find it majestic or appreciate it with the same intensity of someone who’s lived a life time without it?
Not only should we give back to the communal well we draw from, what we get from what we take in is more substantial when we do something with it....
An Ideal Day
...with few exceptions the components of my ideal ‘grind’ required little time or money—both of which are often primary excuses I give for not being as happy as I would like to be.