I spent this weekend at the Bay Area Book Festival. After a talk by Joan Frank, Dorothy Lazard, and Jane Smiley, I stood in line to have them sign the books I’d bought. Joan Frank asked me, “are you a writer?” I hadn’t brought up writing. I’d said something about looking forward to reading Frank’s … Continue reading What does it mean to “be a writer”?
Strawberry beds & sun
March 31st was major: the first day this year without rain in the ten-day forecast. It felt ... joyous. Overwhelming. Glorious. California’s been in a hard drought, and we need the rain ... ... and yet. I go for a walk in the morning and it is just so amazing to be outside and not get … Continue reading Strawberry beds & sun
This morning I carved out some time to write: forty-five minutes or so, before work. I sat staring at the screen, the friendly UI I’ve got set up for drafting, and I wrote: What do I want to write about? I have no idea. If in doubt, fiddle around with something that is marginally productive, … Continue reading Updates