Saturday, May 19, 2012

Random Picture

Between getting to know my new laptop and spending time at my volunteer library duties (which seems to be a distressingly rapidly growing list of things to do), I have not come up with much to post here.






So, I dip into the bizillion travel pictures.  Here we are, Mike and I, in California, a few years ago.  We're doing our best to look like tourists.  We visited Mike's son and family before and after a tour of Yosemite and Death Valley.  Lots of great trips in our memory banks.

I have neglected writing after finishing up a short course on writing.  The advise was to write a lot, read a lot, and write some more every day.  In the past week or two, I have read The Writing Life by Annie Dillard, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King, and the War of Art by Steven Pressfield.  They all had the same basic message--write and read and write everyday.  Maybe today...

11 comments:

  1. Oh my, I'd better get to work. I've neglected both reading & writing lately.

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  2. I've belonged to a writing group for five years. Most of the writing I do is on this blog. It's a discipline for me. I think the momentum, even small, was what jump started me into finishing the book we published last year.

    Good pictures, though, in the meantime!

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  3. Awesome pictures!!! And they say a picture is worth a 1000 words so I think this counts!

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  4. Since this blog is mostly my journal so that I can remember where and when...I do write. But I only do it about twice a week. Everyday would be a killer.

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  5. I'd like to read Annie Dillard's book. The advice is good. I think it is very important to write everyday. I write something everyday, even if it is just comments on blogs. That is something, right? Ok, well, I guess I better get down to serious writing. Journalling is one way to keep at writing. I go through spurts of activity followed by inactivity when it comes to keeping up with my journal.

    I loved the photos.

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  6. You guys look tanned and happy I love Yosimite.

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  7. Great travel pictures.
    Pretty sure the advice is correct, just hard to do and still have a life. Guess you must also need a strong "want to". Blogging solves all my needs. An outlet for thoughts and stories and immediate feed back in the comment section. Pay isn't great but the fun is.

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  8. I like thee photos. I learn in CA but have never been to either of those places. Of the books, I've read King. I .iked it. Yiu

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  9. Do you ever feel like you have created so many avenues to stay busy and active that you now don't have time to do them? I do.

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  10. Happy to see your lovely travel pics. they tell a story too1 So keep up the good work with reading and wiring . there's always something to do.

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