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Always the last to know

If you looked at everything I’ve posted about writing, you’d think Annie Dillard and I were good friends. I quote her a lot. Like right now. 180 more words

Empty As A Flume

The Empty Flume comes from here:

“Our lives come free; they’re on the house to all comers, like the shopkeeper’s wine. God decants the universe of time in a stream, and our best hope is, by our own awareness, step into the stream and serve, empty as flumes, to keep it moving.” 190 more words

Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard's "The Stunt Pilot"

It was as if Mozart could move his body through his notes, and you could walk out on the porch, look up, and see him in periwig and breeches, flying around in the sky. 18 more words


The Writing Life

Another of my favourite books on the writing process is The Writing Life by Annie Dillard, a small and passionate guide to the terrain of a writer’s world. 397 more words


Creating a Daily Schedule

“A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days,” wrote novelist Annie Dillard.

I love this image~ a net for catching our days. 586 more words

Lovely Things To Think About

H Is For Hawk (Macdonald)

In all of the sparkling and well-deserved reviews of this book, I haven’t come across anyone who has mentioned the title. Why did Macdonald want to do anything to associate her book with Sue Grafton? 188 more words


Three Words

“Taste the Now.”

That’s what the tattoo on my left forearm says. Three words. Eleven letters. What do they mean?

For me, it’s a reminder to be fully present in the present. 1,115 more words