Using Our Right to Write

Yesterday, Rebecca commented on my Facebook page that my post inspired her to write. “It’s cathartic!” she said. I was standing in line at Target when I read that, and I did a little fist pump & whispered, “Yes!” Getting other people to write their stories is one of my dreams. I’m constantly quoting memoirist […]

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This Mystery

I’m rereading a Madeleine L’Engle book this morning, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art. Her writing is filled with wisdom and flights of fantasy, and her cadence feels old-fashioned and slows me down.  Every third or forth page I find myself tearing up, which makes no sense because today is a gorgeous, sunny day […]

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How The West Wing is helping me think about another NYTimes article

Steve and I are in the midst of a two-week West Wing marathon.  I love the writing – plot, pacing, brilliant banter. It helps me think about the mixed reality of human life: how sometimes we win, but just as often we lose, either because we blow it or someone pulls some last minute stunt […]

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On Swinging Freely

TV Commentary from a recent WTA tennis match: Brad Gilbert: “Why do you think Player X is struggling so?” Mary Joe Fernandez: “It’s amazing the difference when a player feels like they have everything to gain – they go out there and they’re swinging freely and they play really well. But then after winning, they […]

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