Writing Wednesday: On Broccoli, Novel-Writing, and the May First Draft Challenge

Writing Wednesday: On Broccoli, Novel-Writing, and the May First Draft Challenge

“Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” –Anne Lamott, on Broccoli and First Drafts, from Bird by Bird, Some Instructions on Writing and Life Yesterday, my family and I made the drive from Brussels, Belgium back home to Prague, Czech...
Rising Up Again

Rising Up Again

“All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming it.” -Helen Keller Have you ever seen an amaryllis bulb? It seems to be one of the largest of the traditional garden bulbs– so big that it fills my hand when I hold one. Usually, a...
The Garden Fairies’ Return

The Garden Fairies’ Return

Outside the doors, the world is changing, greening, coming alive. I love spring for so many reasons, but probably most for reimmersion with hope. Where the world was dead and ugly now is verdant and full of life, and beautiful. The bouquet sitting on my table as I...