Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fill an Ocean

Once, maybe 6 or 7 years ago, a therapist who was paying me well to help her sort through the general anxiety of life — okay, perhaps I was paying her — said, “What you don’t know about motives could … Continue reading

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Between the Covers

This post title may mislead. Apologies or rest assured, whichever suits. A few comments from friends expressed amazement from my last post that (a) I’ve kept journals for so long; and that (b) the writing must be profound. With the … Continue reading

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“Writing teaches writing…”

Bonnie Friedman, in her fine book Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life, writes, “Writing teaches writing.” Perhaps she’s not the first to pen this — but how often do we pen something entirely … Continue reading

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Start flying, and flee your problems

Last Sunday, I drove my two older sons from the “flat lands” up to summer camp in the North Carolina mountains. Previous summers, I remember appreciating the noticeable difference in temperature between Charlotte and Tuxedo, NC. Last Sunday, summer ripped … Continue reading

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