Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Clock 29 January 2015

The thing about publishing a novel is that it takes a long time. Of course, first you have to write it and then revise it a million times. It goes off to the editor and comes back and you revise … Continue reading

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Take Joy 27 January 2015

I have a book on my shelf called ‘Take Joy’ and it’s about loving the craft of writing. When I’m typing at my computer, the title stands out because it’s all capital letters and it takes up the entire width … Continue reading

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An Unsent Letter 22 January 2015

As we prepare to meet with the DA in charge of the case of the murder of our little sister this weekend, I find I can think of little else. I wrote this letter to her, Cathy, after she died. … Continue reading

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mornings 21 January 2015

Most of the snow we had yesterday morning was still fresh on the dirt road on this morning. As I ran and contemplated my day, I had two tracks to follow from the pick up that’d been down the road … Continue reading

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Voices 19 January 2015

What makes speaking up so hard to do? One thing is that makes it daunting is the fear of personal attack, either physically or emotionally. Another is the fear of how you’ll be perceived-will your friends desert you? Will your … Continue reading

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Secrets 14 January 2015

The secrets of the day are held in the rising of the sun, and the rising this day was full of the promise of secrets revealed. Structures on the farm, hidden by the moonless night, are slowly made tangible again … Continue reading

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Cute Babies 12 January 2015

The day began with a most incredible sunrise, shepherding in the new mercies of the day. I’d been looking forward to this Saturday for many weeks as my good friend, Elaine, had phoned to see if I wanted to go … Continue reading

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