Month: February 2012

  • Here Be Dragons? : The Myth and Magic

    I’ve been thinking a great deal about dragons lately, as they are yet another one of those weird and wonderful mythic creatures who exist so prolifically across the globe. A quick search suggests some are still convinced dragons are real and do exist, but I’ll leave that to you to decide completely. What I do…

  • Tools of the Trade

    While “tools” often connotes hammer and saw, every career and calling has its own tools. And while being a writer may technically require less extensive tools than other callings – especially at the most basic – are you loyal to yours? I remember when I first started writing, I loved the feel of paper beneath…

  • Retrospective: What a Difference a Year Makes

    Today is my daughter’s first birthday. Yipee! We all survived the first year of parenthood, and she’s had quite the impact on my life. From squalling infant to little critter that tries to talk and is getting close to walking, it’s hard to imagine that we’d only just met her last year this time. Significant…

  • Whose Shadow Do You Cast?

    “I’m not famous. My image is famous. It’s a shadow I don’t even cast.” – Harold Brodkey As you read these words – or if I read yours – somewhere has formed a shadow person of the author, an image or idea that we associate with the writing. The quote above considers the idea that…