Writing is hard. All forms of it--scientific writing, creative writing, blogging. It requires that we synthesize our often muddied thoughts into clear, concise language. It means stamping our realities into letter shapes so that others can access our experiences. Which, when I think about it that way, is really stinkin' cool. But also not the point … Continue reading 5 tips for getting words on the page
A few days ago I picked up Thoreau's Walden. Mostly because it was on our shelf and I had yet to read it, but partially because he's kinda living my dream (you know, living in a cabin in the woods with lots of beans). Except he doesn't have a dog, or a snuggly man-creature--which are … Continue reading Some very serious thoughts about musty cheese
Sometimes it feels so good to slip into a small happy place that you've designed for yourself. You know what I mean, that unknown place in the future where you want to end up, or that point in the past that you desperately miss. The place that you think about when things aren't going well. … Continue reading To Dream or to Live?
Yesterday it warmed up to a balmy 20 degrees F and I decided to take advantage of the weather by going out for a run. My exercise opportunities have been slim lately--frost bite is very real here in Minnesota--so the chance to get out was highly exciting. I donned my Underarmor base layer, pulled on … Continue reading Snow Prints
You know that point when the trees have lost their leaves and you've got Thanksgiving pumpkin pie and warm scarves on the mind? That magical time when the first snow fall is something to be waited for with bated breath? Yup, well that period came and went. Here in Minnesota we're in the midst of … Continue reading The Keys to a Successful Hibernation