Waldeinsamkeit–In Which We Discuss Finding Peace in the Woods

I recently discovered a fascinating German word--"Waldeinsamkeit."  There is not a direct English translation, but generally speaking, it means the peaceful feeling of finding solitude in the woods.  Isn't it fascinating how we can tell those things which are now or once were valued by a culture based on which things they needed to find... Continue Reading →

Rewriting: A Blessing and a Curse

Well, it has been a most eventful summer, my friends.   Thus, my absence from this blog. Relationships have come and gone, new horizons have been tackled. But now I have settled into the groove of teaching again this fall semester, and I'm writing again. As A Light from the Ashes reached a point where I... Continue Reading →

Finding Joy in Tiny Victories

You may have heard or read about authors or other artists having problems with depression or other mental disorders.  I've often pondered why this is the case.  Perhaps it's because we have to be so connected to and aware of our emotions and the emotions of our creations.  Perhaps our lives were predisposed to depression... Continue Reading →

Secrets from the Writing Desk

Have you ever had the visual in your head of a writer sitting down at a typewriter or computer with the words just flowing with brilliance and eloquence in one never ending string of beauty? Well, I have a hard truth for you.  Are you ready?  Writing isn't like that.  That's a fiction created for... Continue Reading →

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