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My Dear Patient Readers, I’ve finally got him off – Scottie has betaken himself to the south for two months and suddenly I’ve got time on my hands. Time that could be well spent in many ways, of course. I need to scour my appartment in preparation for the house blessing I haven’t signed up for yet, and Scottie wants me to write him a letter every day. And then there are all those improving things I meant to do like take a night course, read some of these books,… Read more

A New Blog in an Old Space; Also, Washing Dishes Like A True Heroine

Well, it’s obvious that this blog in its present format has been more or less squeezed out of my life. I’ve become actually busy, something I thought would never happen to someone like me. Normally what would happen at this point is that I’d shut the blog down and then months from now when I became especially excercised about some new issue or felt that I’d moved on to a new stage in my life I would open a new blog. I think I’m done with that pattern. Nearly twenty-seven… Read more A New Blog in an Old Space; Also, Washing Dishes Like A True Heroine

A Very Poor Effort

What song can I sing? I have not a word to say; Full of emptiness, in wordless prayers I pray toward formless forms and heatless burnings toward Flyers In The Heaven without wing and know – it is not You! You are not these! O! (Whom shall I address?) To what bright center shall I press, and truly say: Ah, it is You! At last? (When will I be strong enough to grip you fast?) Should I form pictures in my mind? And say: this homely glow upon these yellow leaves, this pale pink… Read more A Very Poor Effort

Oh, Horrors!

It was one of my favorite expressions as a teenaged girl. I was a very odd sort of teenaged girl. I’m in anguish. After having written a detailed outline of my Ayleth/Dragon story, and come within 5,000 words of finishing it (I can write 1,000 words in an hour) I realized two things. One, it felt dull. True, the dialogue was engaging and the physical setting was rich and colorful; the plot was well-conceived and the storyline was meaningful. But it was set in a very generalized sort of fantasy… Read more Oh, Horrors!