Authors, Inspirational, Poetry, Videos

Shrinkage

  Note: Shrinkage is not gender-specific, and it’s not limited to body size. Anyone who has ever tried to take up as little space as possible with his belongings, for example, knows this shrinkage problem. Anyone who has shrunken her personality to suit the comfort of others.  Each smothered laugh shrinks the space she takes… Read More Shrinkage

funny stuff, Musings

Things security officers may think of asking, but shouldn’t:

  Do you have any sandwiches in your pocket? This can be construed as inflammatory and invasive, and it is baffling to the hearer.  It is easy to ask this question on your 13th hour on your feet, but you must refrain. Are you carrying any weapons of mass destruction? Again, this is a baffling… Read More Things security officers may think of asking, but shouldn’t:

A Day in the Life of a Writer, the craft of writing, Videos

A Day in the Life of a Writer: What Makes a Good Story?

A beginning, a middle, and an end. Yeah, thanks. Knew that, right? Check out this TED talk from Karen Thompson Walker, and consider using your own fears to write well-developed stories.  Those fears ARE stories, after all, complete with characters and horrible things happening and an aftermath.  Don’t we create stories all the time? Pema… Read More A Day in the Life of a Writer: What Makes a Good Story?

Inspirational, Musings

Shenpa: That which hooks you in and ensnares you

Shenpa is what Pema Chodron calls the hook. We each have different hooks but we all get hooked by attachment to outcomes, expectations, or regrets. It is emotionally painful and we suffer. Whatever the hook is, I have to let it go. I must remember that 100 years from now when I am dead and… Read More Shenpa: That which hooks you in and ensnares you

Cool stuff, Videos

Sundance–vote for Una Hora Por Favor by Jill Soloway

There are a number of good films on the Sundance site; I’m asking that you vote for Una Hora Por Favor. The writer is the daughter of a friend, and her splendid piece is so far back in the listings that I think it’s not getting a fair shake.  FYI, Jill Soloway was one of… Read More Sundance–vote for Una Hora Por Favor by Jill Soloway

Cool stuff, Videos

Check out this cooking site: Cooklikemen.com

These are StumbleFriends I’ve known for a few years, and their simple recipes are geared toward those who don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. (Got kids in college? Or who’ve just moved out and are living on top ramen, or showing up on your doorstep at dinner time? Send ’em here!)… Read More Check out this cooking site: Cooklikemen.com