Category: writing

  • 2018-01-06 MFA Residency Wrap Up

    I arrived home last night to a quiet house and a kitten who was happy to see me. I left all my bags in a pile in the bedroom, had a snack and finished up some writing, and went to bed. I was utterly exhausted. If I were to sum up my experience these past […]

  • 2018-01-05 MFA Residency Day 8 – Finding Your Tribe

    I wish I knew the name of the woman who said, on one of those first days at lunch or dinner that “everybody cries”. I think she went on to say that she cries daily during this little adventure we are all on together. I knew that I would, but I didn’t know then that […]

  • 2018-01-05 MFA Residency Day 7 – Giving Oneself Permission

    I had a deep desire to stay in bed this morning after I first woke at 5AM and as I lay there with my thoughts, I miraculously fell back asleep. And I dreamt. I didn’t realize I was dreaming until I came to the point in the dream which I recognize now as a reoccurring […]

  • 2018-01-06 MFA Residency Day 6 – A Song Stuck On Repeat

    After a while, all the days here seem to run together and there’s no difference from one to the next. It’s a steady rotation that cycles through eating and workshop and lecture and readings and then more eating. There’s lots of eating. I’ve never eaten this regularly since before I left home at 18. I […]

  • 2018-01-02 MFA Residency Day 4 – How Much Is Too Much

    Yesterday I was waking up in my own bed and today I’m back at the lodge, deep in heart and soul of the story. We’re almost at the midpoint now. I’ve got pages of notes and miles and miles of thought. In my life I never dreamed one could have too much input. The brain […]

  • 2018-01-01 Ringing In My Ears

    It must be New Years, because there’s ringing in my ears. It’s a nice departure from all those songs that are always stuck in my head. Truth. As I comb through some of my poetry to decide what’s good, bad, worthy, worth giving another look, or just plain ready for the “X-file”, I’m noticing more […]

  • 2017-12-31 Sunday Status Update – NYE Style

    Which is to say. I’m dropping the ball. I’m exhausted and my mind is in a fog which seems to be swirling in a manor very unnatural to fog. It’s speed more like clouds foreshadowing a tornado. I have so much information and inspiration that has been dropped on me these past three days that […]

  • 2017-12-31 MFA Residency Day 3 – Space and Time Matter

    I broke away from the pack about 2:30 and took my leave of this building with a dual purpose in mind. I wanted to relieve myself of the claustrophobia of being hold-up in a somewhat confined space surrounded by freezing temperatures outside and I also needed to get tights or leggings for my outfit tomorrow. […]