Arranging the Pieces

I spent yesterday with three brilliant, wise women writers. We talked, sang, laughed and told our stories. On a hike by the lake, we came across several small cairns. Who made them, I wondered. And why? To mark this spot? To create art? Just for fun? Why take the time to arrange rocks in this … More Arranging the Pieces

A Sound Like a Vast Breath (Happy Birthday Virginia Woolf!)

To celebrate Virginia Woolf’s birthday today, I thought I would write about something she and I both have a strong affinity for–the natural world. In 2014, I wrote my Master’s thesis on The Bloomsbury Group and their connection with nature, more specifically the important role that nature played in their art and literature. I visited England … More A Sound Like a Vast Breath (Happy Birthday Virginia Woolf!)

And Then All That Has Divided Us Will Merge

And Then All That Has Divided Us Will Merge. I’ve written in previous posts about the power of poetry to console, heal, connect, and  explain the unexplainable. This poem, ‘The Merger Poem,’ by Judy Chicago does exactly that. Plus, it gives me hope for a more just, equitable, and harmonious future. The refrain, And then, seems … More And Then All That Has Divided Us Will Merge

Virginia Woolf: Creative Writing Teacher

Virginia Woolf: Creative Writing Teacher Virginia’s writing lodge, Rodmell, East Sussex, UK. Author’s photo taken October 2013. I recently spent many months inside Virginia Woolf’s head. OK, maybe not literally inside her head, but I did dig deep into her diaries, novels, and essays in an attempt to figure out what made this literary genius … More Virginia Woolf: Creative Writing Teacher