Category The Writing Life

Time and a World of Change ~ Part V

This is part 5 of excerpts from a piece that may someday (or may not) be a chapter in a book, given adequate keystrokes in these out-of-warranty joints; enough minutes of absolute time but especially minutes with adequate clarity and…

TIME AND A WORLD OF CHANGE ~ PART III

The first time-lapse segment I saw on Disneyland was the closest thing to magic I had ever experienced. Normally slow-changing objects or scenes were filmed over hours or days or even weeks with an umoving camera to reveal  glacially-slow and…

(Mis)Figures of Speech

REBROADCAST FROM 2005 I know it is said that your enemies will tell you what your friends won’t. And so even though I think of you as my friends, I hope you’ll tell me to my face. I so rankle…

Finding Water: A Draft

So I may have mentioned (and perhaps one reader noticed) that I am accumulating draft pieces toward a third book if all goes well. (All never goes well, sometimes something does, OTOH, and I’ll take it.) The working title changes…

Anniversary Sale: June Only 2-for-1

I hate to admit that I slept through the April 26  tenth anniversary of the birth of Slow Road Home (quite a departure from my usual date-consciousness.) I did have a dope slap moment a few weeks later and decided: I should…

Awake

“Only that day dawns to which we are awake” said Mr. Thoreau. And of course, this phrase from the very end of Walden will mean different things to different folks. I liked it enough that I ask Ann to make a…

Wakeup Call: Resisting Irrelevance

I slept today until nearly six o’clock. Now this would not be news most places– that someone pushing 70 would get 9 hours sleep. But on Goose Creek, this is, if you’ll pardon the mixed message–a personal wakeup call. Since…

The Act of Creation

“It was during the Renaissance that creativity was first seen, not as a conduit for the divine, but from the abilities of “great men.” –wikipedia So I was riffing on this notion that creativity was not even a word until…