My close friends and family know that I love reading about and researching places I will be visiting on upcoming trips. For me, this process of discovery whets my anticipation and clues me in to things I might look for when I am actually on the ground at my destination. 764 more words
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The sensation of writing a book is the sensation of spinning, blinded by love and daring. It is the sensation of a stunt pilot’s turning barrel rolls, or an inchworm’s blind rearing from a stem in search of a route. 1,754 more words
Rumor has it that The Morning News is releasing their Tournament of Books finalists this morning! I tried working my rooster tee into my work ensemble today, but since things are kinda shaky at ThePlaceThatShallNotBeDiscussed, I decided to go a safer route. 866 more words
My dear friend, Mary Blocksma, has started a year-long memoir-writing project, and has generously invited others to join in.
I admire Mary’s abilities as a writer. 753 more words
Annie Dillard has (famously) said, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” This is a cautionary saying for those of us who live our days as the sandwich-makers, the sock sorters, and the finders of misplaced library books. 675 more words
Let’s be brilliant in 2017.
As the fireworks exploded in bursts of colour over Sydney Harbour, friends cheered and kissed, and we ticked over into 2017, I had a surge of excitement in anticipation of the coming year. 127 more words