a photo, a poem, and a new manuscript

(Photo by Steve Rawley) A Hope Carol by Christina Rossetti A night was near, a day was near, Between a day and night I heard sweet voices calling clear, Calling me: I heard a whirr of wing on wing, But could not see the sight; I long to see my birds that sing, I long …

QOTD + pic of the day

“And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator (1900-1945) (Photo by Steve Rawley)

QOTD: David Simon

(Photo by Steve Rawley) “Anything I’ve ever accomplished as a writer, as somebody doing TV, anything I’ve ever done in life, down to, like, cleaning up my room, has been accomplished because I was going to show people that they were fucked up, wrong, and that I was the fucking center of the universe and …

on writing/not writing + a photo

(Photo by Steve Rawley) Don’t feel like writing. I’m back to teaching (although I’m on winter break right now) and when I’m teaching, I’m just not into writing. When I’m writing, I’m not into teaching. So there you have it. Journals, always. Blogs, occasionally. Facebook? Too much. What’s up in your world? — nancy

our forest and journal writing

(Photo by Steve Rawley) I’ve been trying to write 10-15 pages a day in my journals (5-7 pages per journal). This is an old habit of mine, one that I slip away from now and then, and I like it. I’m keeping track of memories for my kids — funny stories, telling them how their …