blogging, writing

The year of blogging joyfully

“They were linked by the usual shared enthusiasms to which lovers give exaggerated importance: a fondness for Vivaldi and the Beatles.” Christopher J. Koch, The Year of Living Dangerously I've learned two things in my first year of producing JOY Journal. One, I enjoy interacting with other creatives -- even if it is digitally. Two,… Continue reading The year of blogging joyfully

blogging, books, writing

3 ways pros ditch writer’s block

“Writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all.” Charles Bukowski, German-American poet, The Last Night of the Earth Poems Deadlines and the need of a newsroom for each writer to pull his or her own weight have a remarkable way of eliminating writer's block. Journalists don't have it. I don't just suspect… Continue reading 3 ways pros ditch writer’s block

gardening, spiritual life, writing

The writer’s dilemma

“It is a mistake to think that moving fast is the same as actually going somewhere.” -- Steve Goodier, inspirational author We have an odd front yard. By a quirk of street layout, this part of our property is unusually long and skinny for our neighborhood, meaning we have the sheer frontage to collect not… Continue reading The writer’s dilemma

books, women, writing

Got build?

"Be patient! The Great Wall didn't got build in one day." today's actual fortune cookie wisdom God certainly has a sense of humor. If otters weren't enough to prove that, my odd career trajectory would. There is absolutely no other way to explain why, almost four years ago, a journalist would sit down to write… Continue reading Got build?