No one here will be surprised at this post that I wrote for Writer Unboxed. I knew some of you would enjoy reading it, but keep forgetting to post a link here.
The Writer’s Toolbox: Walking
One of the number one requirements of a commercial fiction career is that you must reliably produce [...]
Today is Ash Wednesday, the day that marks the opening day of Lent, a period of atonement and abstention in the Christian, particularly Catholic, tradition. Although I no longer attend Catholic masses or actively practice many of the traditions, Lent still seems to me to be a powerful time to practice mindfulness, to notice what [...]
My old dog and her favorite thing…a fresh bone. [...]
As you may have guessed, I’ve gone slightly underground to finish the book-in-progress, 100 Breakfasts, which is due in six short weeks. Last weekend, I spent three days in Pasadena, mostly holed up with the manuscript, combing and combing, unbraiding and reweaving. In the spirit of my friend Anne Stuart, who often keeps track [...]
This became very long. Sometimes, a musing requires more time. I hope you’ll enjoy walking with me through the outback.
Since my return from Oz, the memory images that rise most insistently are about the days at Ylarra. When I finally emptied my suitcase, the bottom was covered with a fine layer of red [...]
Miles today: 16
Miles this week: 34
Ipod on shuffle, and heard things I didn’t even know were on there.
Feet are sore tonight for no reason I can name, except maybe just being on them a lot. I ran out of water for the first time ever. And I saw a [...]
A little late getting my log up this week. Really busy day yesterday. Finally managed to get two, back-to-back long walks in, one Saturday at 12 miles, one Sunday at around 6, a good hard climbing hike with my friend Renate. We haven’t been able to hike much this winter and it was fantastic. The Saturday walk [...]
Santa Fe Tail in Colorado Springs. Cell phone photo.
I finally got out for a long training walk yesterday. 12 (or so) miles on the Santa Fe Trail, which runs in a ribbon between the railroad tracks and a fast-running creek. Ravens and blue jays were having skirmishes over best nesting locations. The [...]