It’s in the Blood

I’m over at Word Whores this morning, talking about the magical significance of blood.

The Luxury of Small Aggravations

This is an eight-foot tall glass Christmas tree made by Dale Chihuly for the Clintons when they were in the White House. It’s on display in the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.  I was there for a day job conference and the final night’s banquet was at the library – a place I would never have thought to…

Climbing Back into Routine

I took this photo back on July 3. Apparently. I don’t remember taking it and was surprised to find it in my cache of photos to use. But that seems about right – July was when everything seriously picked up speed. Although I note that I talked about my decimated writing schedule on June 19, alas. I was also in…

When Your Writing Schedule Gets Decimated

There’s lots of stuff out there about how writers and cats go together. It’s true – the two creatures have similar natures and habits. A lot of that has to do with quiet and contemplation. You might also notice that this is always about cats and never kittens. This is our New Kitten, officially named Jackson. I finally managed to…

Identifying Writer’s Block – and Resolving It

One of the fun things about where we stayed on St. Thomas was watching the cruise ships glide by in the mornings and evenings. Extraordinary how these small sailing cites come and go. Little shameless plug: you can now sign up for my newsletter!! I know – you all are gasping in giddy surprise. I’ve been told (in no uncertain…