Tag Archive | Writing

C is for Creativity

C is for Creativity

Creativity intimidates people. They treat it like some mystical, esoteric elixir bestowed upon us grudgingly  by some penurious muse — the purview of artists and writers alone. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Creativity is everywhere and within reach of everyone. A dad who finds a way to coax a reluctant child to sleep. […]

A is for Awkward Photojournalism – The Return

A is for Awkward Photojournalism – The Return

This was a long-standing feature of my blog. Just sharing pictures of oddities I came across in my travels. . This disappeared when I discovered Instagram. You are welcome to follow me there, but I have to warn you that it’s very wiener dog heavy. This is apparently a problem at Wegmans. They have live music […]

It’s April. Time for Writeapalooza

There are a couple of writing challenges that begin in April. One of them is Camp NaNoWriMo. This is part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) , also known as “let’s try to write an entire novel during the business month of the year for everyone who is not an accountant.” Think about it. People are […]

The Trouble With Writing in Coffee Shops

I love to write in coffee shops. It frees me of the usual distractions from things I could be doing instead, television shows that split my attention and bouncing among a thousand browsers. So I grabbed a big cappuccino: And a tiny little cinnamon roll: Sometimes I write rough drafts longhand  to further minimize distractions, […]

How To Be An Awesome Blogger.

Blog.   Seriously. I haven’t posted since July 22. Two weeks. No excuses. I have surely had time to write at least something brief. Although, to be fair, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo AND reading  Hemingway‘s face off. I spend entirely too much time reading (Problogger) planning (The Blog Herald) strategizing (Copyblogger) …about blogging […]

F Scott Fitzgerald Made Ernest Hemingway Look at His Naughty Bits

Seriously. I just finished reading A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. It’s Hemingway’s account of being young and poor and writing in various Paris cafes (FYI, there are no current openings for this. I already checked monster.com, so don’t bother looking). I began reading this book after seeing a review of A Paris Wife by […]


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