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The Hidden Enemy: Your Inner Critic’s Attack on Progress

Last week I started writing a theme and variation piece.  I completed the theme and haven’t hit the variations as of yet.  It has been awhile since I’ve written something that wasn’t some form of arrangement of someone else’s piece and I haven’t decided if I’m going to run with it, although I should, because regardless of how it turns out, it’s a way to prime the creative pump.  827 more words

Classical Guitar

The Mess

An allusion to the previous post — the Messy Truth about Meditation. Here’s another Britton quote, where she describes what some meditators have in store for them, and have no idea it’s coming: 133 more words


What I thought of They’re Not Like Us #6

Thoughts about #1#2#3#4 and #5.

At the end of last issue Blurgirl had slashed her wrists in a suicide attempt which at the start of this issue is something everyone in our little group think was something caused by Misery Kid. 263 more words


Bid Me to Live by H.D. | Tin House, Summer ’15
So thrilled about this! In the Summer issue of Tin House, I have an essay on H.D.’s novel  54 more words


Daily WTF: Criticizing a College Grad for Buying a Car

Here’s the whole reason I don’t listen to talk radio: dumb, entitled white men. And every time I have the misfortune to turn on my radio and hear them talk, I am always instantly regretful and angry that I did. 589 more words


'One Off The Short List' by Doris Lessing

One Off The Short List by Doris Lessing, 1960

The magic trick:

Adding a second layer of psychological to the standard man-trying-to-sleep-with-woman scenario

There is a lot to say about the way Barbara Coles owns being used by men. 255 more words


Self-criticism – how to deal self-criticism and where does it come from?

“You’re terrible, no good at anything!” – my mother’s voice proclaimed in the same disgusted tone as usual. I just ruined my good shirt with the cleaning detergent while scrubbing the bathroom. 1,259 more words

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