Writer in sunny Austin, Texas

“We get the work done on the ground level. And the kindest thing I can do for you is to tell you to get your ass on the floor. I know it’s hard to write, darling. But it’s harder not to. The only way you’ll find out if you “have it in you” is to get to work and see if you do. The only way to override your “limitations, insecurities, jealousies, and ineptitude” is to produce. You have limitations. You are in some ways inept. This is true of every writer, and it’s especially true of writers who are twenty-six. You will feel insecure and jealous. How much power you give those feelings is entirely up to you.”

Cheryl Strayed


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Super Blue Blood Moon

Did you manage to catch a peek of the super blue blood moon this morning? It was cloudy here in Austin, so I missed it. I was pretty bummed about it, but alas. At least there’s another blue moon heading our way in March 🙂 I finished reviewing part 1…

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I have created a monument more lasting than bronze

Well, to be clear, I haven’t made much of anything yet, but the Roman Poet Horace sure did: Exegi monumentum aere perennius, regalique situ pyramidum altius, quod non imber edax, non Aquilo impotens possit diruere aut innumerabilis annorum series et fuga temporum. For those of you whose Latin is a little rusty,…

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