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Nature blog: I can count the stars in this heaven

Nature blog: I can count the stars in this heaven

This post originally appeared on February 5, 2012 on Nature Writing. During my nature writing class at Chatham University’s MFA program, I had to keep a weekly nature blog. Each of us picked a place and spent thirty minutes in that place each week, and then wrote a blog post about it. I’ve just bought...

Women buy tools, too

Women buy tools, too

My husband and I stand with our contractor neighbor in the house we’ve just purchased. Tack board from the carpet my husband removed the day before lines the perimeter of the dining room floor. My husband says, “I got all the carpet pulled up, but the tack boards are nailed down, so I need to...

Sure-footed writing

Sure-footed writing

I often stumble when I begin writing a short story. I don’t know enough about the characters or the setting for brilliant sentences to come pouring out of my fingertips. But I learn. I adapt to the story’s needs. And eventually—eventually I find the path, and the characters are just there, and I can feel...

#FridayReads: No Kidding: Women Writers On Bypassing Parenthood

#FridayReads: No Kidding: Women Writers On Bypassing Parenthood

Every Friday I share a book I’ve been reading. Please share your own #FridayReads in the comments! I do not want to have children. I have never wanted to have children. I will not apologize because I know what I want, no matter how many times people tell me ridiculous things that are none of...

Nature blog: The birds of ‘heaven’s hillside’

Nature blog: The birds of ‘heaven’s hillside’

A version of this entry was originally posted at Nature Writing  on January 29, 2012. During my nature writing class at Chatham University’s MFA program, I had to keep a weekly nature blog. Each of us picked a place and spent thirty minutes in that place each week, and then wrote a blog post about...