Life, On Writing, Uncategorized

A Birthday, a Book, and Camino or Bust

Today marks what would have been the 80th birthday of my mother, Davida Cecilia (nee Creamer) Craig. Everyone called her Dee. She liked milestone birthdays and she would have loved this one. 80. I always thought there was something magical about her birth year because it was 1939. The same year as The Wizard of… Continue reading A Birthday, a Book, and Camino or Bust

Life, Love

Keep This Love in a Photograph…

  Loving can hurt Loving can hurt sometimes But it's the only thing that I know When it gets hard You know it can get hard sometimes It is the only thing that makes us feel alive ~ ED SHEERAN (Photograph) Love is such a powerful yet fragile thing... a conundrum, really. It's a bullet… Continue reading Keep This Love in a Photograph…

Beauty, Death, Life, Love

One Step Closer to the Death I Will Become – My Autumn is Upon Me

As summer turns to fall, I enter a period of deep reflection. It has always been this way. Even before I discovered Robert Frost's NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY, I had a deep appreciation for the importance of the time between summer and fall. It is that drop in the life-cycle of a calendar square...when dawn… Continue reading One Step Closer to the Death I Will Become – My Autumn is Upon Me

Life, Writing Life

A Year in the Life – Things to Come and This Too Shall Pass…

"Another year older, and a new one just begun..." ~ So sang John Lennon in Happy Christmas (War is Over) 2015 hasn't begun yet, but it's just a sneeze away. With another year under our belts, we sometimes can't help but reflect. All the New Year cliches come out of the woodwork. We either stay… Continue reading A Year in the Life – Things to Come and This Too Shall Pass…

Left Bank Writers Retreat, Life, Paris, Travel, Writing Life

Leftbank Writers Retreat – THE Perfect Christmas Gift for the Writer on Your List! Or Treat YOURSELF!

It's DECEMBER. Some of us are finished our Christmas shopping. Others will start it on the 24th. I'm somewhere in the middle of the spectrum when it comes to Christmas gift shopping. I have begun. Have I got a gift idea for the writer on your list! 🙂 As some of you may know, I… Continue reading Leftbank Writers Retreat – THE Perfect Christmas Gift for the Writer on Your List! Or Treat YOURSELF!

Life

I’m No Superman

You know what's hard? Realizing that the things you thought no longer bother or control you still bother or control you. When you think you're stronger than you actually are. Sometimes our weaknesses prevent us from being whole. But we can't allow them to define who we are. We are not our weaknesses. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xl2sAypyMg  … Continue reading I’m No Superman