"If writers possess a common temperament, it's that they tend to be shy egomaniacs; publicity is the spotlight they suffer for the recognition they crave." Gail Caldwell, from her book "Let's Take The Long Way Around"

"To look life in the face, always to look life in the face and to know it for what it is. At last to know it, to love it for what it is, and then, to put it away. . .always the years. Always the love. Always the hours." From the movie "The Hours", based on the book of the same name by Michael Cunningham

"Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly." Baz Luhrman, "Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen)"

"A writer can do nothing for men more necessary, satisfying, than just simply to reveal to them the infinite possibility of their own souls." Walt Whitman

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant or talented?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” Marianne Williamson

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I'm Not Done

Wow, and here I thought I was done.  I don't remember what it was that inspired me to stop writing the blog.  It seems that such a big and relevant decision should be accompanied by some memory of what made me stop.  Maybe I decided it was time to stop rehashing the past and move forward.  For a long time, I had this idea that before I could write anything substantial I had to get out of the way this business of telling my life story.  Apparently there was a lot of garbage mucking up my creativity.

Maybe I'm not done.  Telling the life story, that is.  But maybe it is time to tell it in a different way.  I thought of going backwards in time, structuring my story that way, but what I have decided is this:  it is simply time to write about whatever it is that comes to mind.  Hopefully you will be interested in what I have to say; if not, this is a purely self-indulgent project (but isn't that what all writers start out with?).  I just know this:  I have things to say.

I have things to say.


  1. I want to hear what you have to say!

  2. Thank you, Charley! More to come, I promise!

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks, Em. I was partially inspired by your dedication to keeping up your blog :)