Tag Archives: Bird by Bird

RAINY MORNING MUSINGS

It’s raining – the first of the year.  I’m grateful.  My garden is grateful – for this drink of life. It is cool – 4 degrees Celsius after last week’s blistering 32.  Tomorrow and the next night, the forecast for … Continue reading

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THE VERDICT

It’s day 7 of Kat McNally’s Reverb15.  Today’s prompt is: In her seminal book Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott offers the observation: “The evidence is in, and you are the verdict.” Regardless of where you live in this crazy beautiful world, … Continue reading

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THE VERY FIRST OF NOVEMBER

October over, November beginning – a death and a birth.  I am a little disjointed, somewhat off course.  How to feel?  What to do with this new month?  I am not as blue as I can be, but bluish nonetheless … Continue reading

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MY SUPER POWER

Once upon a time, not so long ago,I aspired to be Wonder Woman with her golden tiara, bracelets and lasso.   I even doodled her on my iPhone app.  I was going to make a poster of it and hang … Continue reading

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SOME INSTRUCTIONS ON WRITING AND LIFE

I’m feeling the pain more than the gain.  Perhaps that’s how it is at first.  I’m exercising my stay-with-it muscle.  I’m taking my writing seriously for the first time.  First I take the writing.  Then I will tackle the art. … Continue reading

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A DANGLING CONVERSATION

Life is like a song, like Simon and Garfunkel’s The Dangling Conversation. “It’s a still life water color, Of a now late afternoon, As the sun shines through the curtained lace And shadows wash the room.” I sit under cover … Continue reading

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FERTILE GROUND

The day is in glorious warmth and sunshine.  A fresh breeze is coming in from my window.  The air is alive with children’s voices and laughter from the daycare one house removed. We are back from our morning bike ride, … Continue reading

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