Shamanism and the Job Jar

Since my last post, I have been struggling with the usual pests–fear of poverty and procrastination–but also with a sense of mortality, my own and that of my parents. …. so funny. I started this post, maybe, two years ago, and I am still stuck in the same drama. Want …

Fifty

I’m not sure why I am titling this post “Fifty;” my birthday in November is not really on my mind. The problem is, I’ve got nothing on my mind, and I can’t figure out how to shift into gear. I did quit my temporary job, I did begin writing a …

Refinishing Meditation

I am struggling with a decision. Do I continue working a difficult temporary job or quit and devote myself to a technical book I’m writing with David, a novel I need to send out again, one I need to finish,  one I need to get going on, and a non-fiction …

απέχθεια ολοκλήρωσης

Empty shelves are sad but enticing. I dislike the sensation of having completed a novel. Sure, I like it for the first day or two, but shortly I begin to obsess about my characters. I wonder if I have done all I can to make them happy. The feeling is …

Ball of Fun

I found this posted on the blog of a non-native English speaker, so I am not making fun of him/her. I am rolling because h/she is getting many offers to become a tech writer!  Here’s a sample: I started getting lots of job offer from big companies for Technical Writer …

Story Circle Posts

I am guest-blogging for Story Circle. Each blog is posted as one of a pair, and my posts are Prompts for Winter and Discipline for Spring. My over-squeezed metaphorical mulberries Jamie, you get a mention in “teachers and writers who have influenced me,” which is at the bottom of Prompts …

Give Local

I don’t know about you, but I always end up doing the bulk of my charitable giving at the very last minute. The word “bulk” is a bit misleading: this year we’ll give more than last, but we’re still not up to where I want to be, due to job …

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

I’m celebrating having a new project by advertising my new client: the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The three-week project to help them get flyers and press releases ready for some events was brought to me by Spherion, a headhunter that I approve of because their hiring documents and time sheets are …