Blogging about blogging

Two good friends of mine blogged about blogging this week, and they inspired me to get off my butt and publish again. They made me miss my blog. This space has been my companion for ten years; I published my first post in June of 2012. I haven’t always written on a regular cadence. In … Continue reading Blogging about blogging

This morning

This morning, a little brown bunny hops across the dewy grass. Robins scoot, heads down in the lawn, plucking worms. Birds sing outside our closed windows; it’s too chilly this morning to open them. This morning, Tubbles lays across my arms as I write. She whacks me with her tail and looks at me sideways. … Continue reading This morning

Mind cleanup

Today’s writing prompt is this: What do you like most about your writing? I like that it gets all this mess out of my head. Without writing, I’m not sure I’d be able to maneuver in the physical space of the world. I’d be too busy following tangled mental threads, running on hamster wheels of … Continue reading Mind cleanup

Slow Reading

I typically plow through books. Whether fiction, memoir, professional development, or self-help, I start, and I keep reading until I’m done. I don’t take a lot of time to process. A few weeks ago at work, I participated in a salon, which is basically a fancy word for book club. As part of the salon, … Continue reading Slow Reading

One Million Words

I hit a big milestone at work yesterday. A bucket list milestone. The company I work for, Automattic, makes the WordPress.com blogging software: the software I use to publish this blog. This same software powers the internal communication tool we use so that 1532 of us in 82 countries can work together without having to … Continue reading One Million Words