Lessons Learned from Weekly Writing Exercises

Weekly writing exercises aren't quite as difficult for me as daily morning pages, but I'll admit that I still struggle with them. Yet I still find myself thinking about the writing prompts in Julia Cameron's My Artist's Way Toolkit, even if I don't put a pen to paper. I'm not always good at putting my thoughts down but these exercises are still teaching me some important lessons....more
I think Julia Cameron's ideas are worthwhile. I will hang on to my battered copy of "The ... more

Is it Okay to NOT Want to be Famous?

In our fame-obsessed society, where mothers push toddlers into tiaras, and fathers thrust sons onto sports teams of every kind, is it okay to be content with NOT being famous? To be happy with NOT being the starting quarterback or the beauty pageant queen? Is it acceptable to admit to enjoying life in the realm of Runner-Ups? Image: Tawny Rockerazzi via Flickr ...more
I think being famous would be horrible! Being chased by photographers, asked stupid questions ... more

Why You’re Not Married And Don’t Give A $#^*

In February of this year, Tracy McMillan wrote a blog post listing six reasons why so many women who want a husband are still unmarried. The post, which went viral, resulted in a book deal. Now there's talk of a TV show. This is my rebuttal. ...more
I enjoyed every word of this liberating article. more

Do You Return to See if Your Comment Was Answered?

You leave a comment, perhaps even asking a question or making a point that you know would be volleyed back if you were in a face-to-face conversation, and sometimes the blogger picks up the thread and answers you back to continue the exchange of thoughts and sometimes they don't depending on technical limitations, time, or connection.  But the question is: do you return to the comment section to see if it was answered there? ...more
I just did that right before I saw your question. So the answer is yes. more

5 Things NOT to Say to the Childfree

I was recently interviewed for an article in womansday on what not to say to the childfree. Writer Charlotte Lavala asked me about "cringe-worthy" things women can say to their childfree woman friends. I gave her a boatload of ideas, and a couple landed in the article. Here is more of what I told her:1. Asking, "Is/Are your ______ ok with you not wanting kids?" Fill in "husband" or "parents" or "grandparents"....more
The most cringe-worthy for me are those who profess a kind of pity for you. I find that so ... more

Bookies

Book Reviews and essays about reading....more
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