write: no more, no less

Having written for eons, I don’t believe in writer’s block. As I often tell students: if you feel blocked it’s because you’re not writing, period. Sometimes perfectionism is the problem. Sometimes confidence is the issue. You see? It’s not about the writing itself.

sheltering notes

Shelter in Place Day 10: notes from the field, preview of Journal Camp 2020.Prompt: temptationIf you had asked a month ago I wouldn’t have recognized that person. What dances outside my reach is coffee with my pals squeezed between meetings, lunch at Toast, riding elevators, a trip to the Rack, visiting with a neighbor so close we can exchange oven-warm oatmeal cookies, church, the dog park (Dog is my co-pilot), casual conversation about nothingness and madness, leisurely stalking the aisles of Sonoma Market, stopping at a winery to taste just because, farmers… Read More

journal me

Journal Camp 2020 has landed, and it is nothing short of ah-mazing! Herewith, a sample of the kind of genius free-writing can provoke: Going Home I bid farewell to the state of old New York, My home away from Home – In the state of NY I came of age, where first I started roaming….; I’m a rambler and a gambler a long way from home – Old Irish folk song My mom is a wanderer, and my dad was a climber.  He dragged me through ashy volcanic landscapes festooned with blocks of air-popped… Read More

journal camp 2020

Journal Camp 2020 starts April 4.