Your Space

  ‘To describe myself in a scientific way, I must also describe my surroundings, which is a clumsy way of getting around to the realization that you are the entire universe.’ – Alan Watts – We all have our little secluded spaces within ourselves that we withdraw to when we want to write. For some…

Wired

Today was a ‘Roommate’ day. I had no classes to teach and no hobbies to keep me entertained. I decided that I wanted to sleep in, do some laundry, go for a run and make myself something healthy to eat (for a change). Instead my Roommate intervened. Today’s documentation in Ukraine is best expressed in…

Expansion

‘The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.’ – St. Augustine – No fancy writing lesson or inspiration today; just a basic writing prompt. If you could go anywhere in the world for a reason that you did not choose, what would happen when you arrived? Get creative.

Roommates and Drama

I mentioned this once before but we have a roommate. For those that have been following this record you will know that she is the one that brought the whole bed bug epidemic upon us. It has been a slow road to recovery. I am getting older and with age I think that I have…

Triangle of Connectivity

‘The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.’ – Ernest Hemingway – In telling true stories we have to reveal a lot of what we usually keep locked…

He said. She said.

‘If you fall, I’ll be there’ – The Floor – This is a quote that I nabbed from George Takei’s website and I feel that it has many applications to writing. In writing it can be very hard to get caught up in over-embellishing, to have characters constantly doing something in a particular way. This…

Substance

‘Revision means throwing out the boring crap and making what’s left sound natural.’ – Laure Halse Anderson – This weekend I started working on the piece of writing that I intend to submit at the end of the month. I fell into every trap that I have mentioned in this blog and that I swore…

Sunday Find

As some of you know I am highly interested in travel writing. This Sunday I would like to share a blog post from a Peace Corps Volunteer that has finished their service. It’s a great piece because it takes all the aggression from day to day struggles and challenges and sums up two year of…