A few ways I argue with myself before writing on my blog

*Someone somewhere has already written something similar but better. Yes, AND so can I. This is not a competition (at least, it isn’t for me). And I believe each one of us has the potential to bring something unique and specific when we join these ongoing conversations. AND sometimes we just have to work someContinue reading “A few ways I argue with myself before writing on my blog”

Ask again another time.

You asked me to tell you what I believe, and I thought I knew exactly what I would say. I believe in kindness, or some might call it empathy/compassion. Not necessarily the so-called random acts of kindness, which feel like a fad diet or a New Year’s resolution, too brief to hold meaning, too spuriousContinue reading “Ask again another time.”

The process log

I thought today I might write about a strategy that has been very beneficial for me in terms of writing, or really, almost any endeavor: the process log. It’s not that far afield from journaling, which I already find so helpful. But a process log is a bit more focused than journaling. I suppose it’sContinue reading “The process log”

A blog without moss

It’s day 2357 of the pandemic. (Just kidding, who’s counting?) My teens ask me where their father is. There are several likely answers. Putting in more time on a major volunteer project or grocery shopping again because he’s eagerly embraced the hunter/gatherer role during the months when we feared All Things Indoor. His age placedContinue reading “A blog without moss”