This and That

A Matter of Pie

Sweetness between crusts,
Conversations with friends make
A slice of heaven. 1996. My belly was huge with the impending birth of my daughter. I moaned that I wouldn’t have any room for pie after Thanksgiving dinner. Hmmm…solution? Pie for breakfast.…
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The Death Defying Life of a Writer

There I was tap-tap-taping away at my computer and my character started to have a heart attack. Right at the tip of my fingers. “Wait. Stop,” I said to the computer screen. “You can’t have a heart attack. You’re supposed…
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Eavesdropping on Teens

The teens in our carpool are reading Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Teen 1: We have to annonate 32 pages of Fahrenheit 451 tonight. Groan. Teen 2: Yeah. But I’m really liking the book. Teen 1: Me, too. Teen 2: There…
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Hey cool…

I follow several blogs each week. They are like reading the newspaper. Better, though because I can skip the murders and politics and go straight to the kidlitosphere. One I like very much is Nathan Bransford. It is a great…
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More Yoga wisdom as it relates to writing…

At one of my first yoga sessions, the teacher said, “A yoga practice has a very specific pathway. The first step is Unconscious Incompetence. Next comes Conscious Incompetence. The third step is Conscious Competence. Finally, after much work, you reach…
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Yoga and Writing

A couple of times a week I go to the Yoga studio and submit to a 90 minute guided meditation. I say ‘submit’ because the practice takes place in a 105 degree room and the 26 postures are exactly the…
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Medium

Last night, my teen, in her best teen anguish voice, said, “Why can’t you be medium?” Huh? “You’re either acting like a six year old or you’re hovering like a granny. Why can’t you just be medium?” I thought her…
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Thinking Out Loud

My friend Brian Yansky has a post today about inspiration and showing up for your writing. I read Brian’s blog regularly because, well, he’s the one who got me into this blogging semi-regularly business. There we were, standing at some…
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The Texas Book Festival Perfect Moment

Years and years ago, when I saw Spalding Gray’s Swimming to Cambodia, I fell in love with Gray’s notion of a perfect moment. It is that moment which takes you by surprise, reorganizes your molecular structure and shoots you out…
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