I’m taking a break from Nano this morning, changing my routine. I’ve written over 17,000 words during the first ten days of Nano, but my story has reached one of those points […]
Retired teacher. 33 1/2 years experience in public schools at middle and high school levels. Trained in English and special education. Taught basic writing skills for 5 years at community college level. Practiced writing all my life in a variety of forms - poetry, short story, essay, novel. Currently living in Florida, absorbing the beauty of this piece of paradise, supporting my wife as she continues her teaching career and making this portion of my life the most awesome it can be.
Today it’s all numbers: Sunrise – 9:32 Temp – 21 Humidity – 80 Nano word count – 5380 Go Cubs!
It seems odd that today, just before Nano begins, I’m posting thoughts about the limitations of language. And yet here it is. Feels a bit like I’m shooting myself in the foot. […]
Two days to Nano and I anticipate . . . I don’t know. I honestly don’t. It’s hard for me to put into words what I anticipate. It involves expectations and when […]
Cool but sunny. Time for a walk. The trail is firm, not gushy like you might suspect after the recent rains. Time to clear the head, let the crisp breeze clean out […]
When you judge another, you don’t define them, you define yourself. Wayne Dyer It’s such a human thing we do – judgement. I mean, we do it in the grocery when we […]
It’s fascinating to trace the mind webs that our thoughts are constantly weaving. Yesterday my search for the number of words in the English language led me to the Global Language Monitor […]
Image curtesy of nanowrimo.org Yep! Doin’ it again this year. Crazy thing, but each year at this time, something comes over me and I push myself to write each and every day […]
“I remember . . .”. Famous first words. How often have we said them without even thinking about what we’re actually saying? What exactly is a “memory” anyway? I remember growing up […]
It seems impossible that I could sit here and stare at a blank page and not know how to begin. It was estimated on January 1, 2014, there were 1,025,109.8 words in […]