A night alone (or, my crush on a Trixie Belden character)

It’s late at night, the moon shining through the living room window. I should be asleep but I’m not. I’m lying with the cat, awake but sleepy. I’m enjoying the night, enjoying the silence, enjoying my own company. My partner is away for the night, down in Homer to check on the cabin while I… Read More A night alone (or, my crush on a Trixie Belden character)

Desert dreaming (or, how a sunburn led to a needed insight)

Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.” –Frank Kafka Well, I’ve been in Tucson on my DIY writing residency for three weeks now and have accomplished more than expected. I write hard all week and reward myself by renting a car on weekends, where I hit the mountains for long… Read More Desert dreaming (or, how a sunburn led to a needed insight)