Writing Is The Best Therapy

I haven’t written a word since before Labor Day. It’s been more than four weeks since I’ve made the time to create amid the chaos of wedding planning, learning a new job and moving into a new house. For a writer to go a prolonged period without writing is like an athlete not training forContinue reading “Writing Is The Best Therapy”

A Change In the Wind

There is a subtle change underway. The air bites in the morning as I jog from my front doorstep to my car. The sunset is creeping into earlier and earlier hours. Autumn is falling like a scarf over the shoulders of the surrounding hills. It’s time to shut the windows and put away t-shirts. It’sContinue reading “A Change In the Wind”

Sleeping Giant

Today, the ridge overlooking the snow-covered northern face of Mount St. Helens is dotted with small brush, lichen and wild grass. Chipmunks dart between the rocks. Tourists take photos to post later on their Facebook profiles. But 34 years ago, the place where I stand was buried by a boiling mudslide, smothered by pumice andContinue reading “Sleeping Giant”

The Madness of Clocks

For most people, changing over into Daylight Savings Time is no big deal. I am not most people. For me, this setting my clocks an hour ahead feels like tumbling down the rabbit hole. For 12 years, I lived in Arizona, one of only two states in the union that don’t participate in Daylight SavingsContinue reading “The Madness of Clocks”

A Time and Place for All Words

It’s been six days since my last blog post; six days since I wrote anything of my own. This is one of those hectic weeks that won’t look so bad from the comfort of next week. There are a million and ten things to be done at work and by the time I get home,Continue reading “A Time and Place for All Words”

No Time to Write

Some days, you can’t form sentences, so you have to write your blog post in the form of a poem. Ladies and gentlemen, today is one of those days. Time slips away no matter how tightly you hold it, but lingers long after the party is over and the other guests have all gone homeContinue reading “No Time to Write”