Category Archives: procrastination

Relearning Stillness

For two months I have been on the move within a twelve mile radius. I was forced to leave my beloved studio (dubbed the treehouse) where I have worked and taught my classes for ten years. There was a lot … Continue reading

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Money, Spaciousness, Deadlines and Bathtubs

For a long time before I had a writing life, I dreamed of one. I dreamed of living by the ocean in a little cottage, taking long walks, reading, eating good food, relaxing, breathing deeply. Or else I dreamed of … Continue reading

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“Art, Independence and Spirit.”

Dear Lisa, When I was a child I spent a lot of time down in the woods and beside the lake we lived near, and the creek that fed into the lake. I was often alone, and I traveled with … Continue reading

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Procrastination, An Old Friend

Dear Nancy– Thanks for asking me to write a post for your blog–Marginalia has truly been an inspiration to me, and I am honored to be able to join the conversation! But as excited as I was, just as I … Continue reading

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Muddling

Dear Karen – I am thinking of Luisa’s letter to us. In particular that last paragraph about her grandfather making the stew that would feed the family. “I know how this is done,” she wrote. Lately Luisa has been posting … Continue reading

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