Tag: Writing

  • October 4, 2023

    When we were growing up, my dad had a section of the basement cordoned off with a brown curtain. My sister and I were not allowed there. Nothing nefarious was taking place – my dad used to have a side-hustle repairing electronics.

  • September 10, 2023

    I’ve been aware that I’ve been having dreams lately, not like Martin Luther King, but while I’m sleeping, and I don’t like it. I can’t remember most of them, which is frustrating in itself, but I woke up pissed off about something that happened in my dream, and I can’t remember what it was.

  • August 8, 2023

    August 8, 2023

    I must’ve gone on for at least half an hour, if not 45-minutes, while we were driving back from PEI, about whether I should post links to my blog posts on my Instagram Stories. It’s been on my mind for about a week. Every time I ran through an argument, I ended up at the…

  • July 23, 2023

    July 23, 2023

    Creativity is a funny thing. We seem to value it very highly in our private lives but dismiss it too easily in our professional ones.

  • July 21, 2023

    July 21, 2023

    The 3D printer is awesome. The rabbit turned out pretty nicely. It’s amazing to me that this sort of technology exists. The ideas that I have for what I’d like to print with it keep coming to me in a steady wave. I haven’t written any of them down. Today, though, something else is on…

  • July 15, 2023

    July 15, 2023

    One-hundred-day streak. That’s pretty good. A few years ago, I set myself the goal of writing three hundred blog posts in a year. I think I wrote ninety-odd. I went in hot, thinking I would be able to make every day meaningful. It didn’t work.

  • June 29, 2023

    June 29, 2023

    This morning, I was thinking about whether or not there is a thread running through these daily blog posts. I was thinking about using these posts to write a story, maybe even a novella. Working on something longer and more in depth feels like a good idea. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for…

  • June 2, 2023

    June 2, 2023

    I started working on a 6-board chest today. I’ve been wanting to complete a project in the book I got for my birthday for a little while, so I went and bought some wood today. I’m very curious to see how it turns out.

  • May 20, 2023

    May 20, 2023

    What limits should be placed on the things we write? Are there lines we shouldn’t cross? Should we attempt to breach certain conventions? Whose opinion and/or feelings is it okay to ignore?

  • May 7, 2023

    May 7, 2023

    I wonder what it would take to put together a collection of essays. Several years back, I started working on a project I called “A Collection of Recollections”. I’m not when exactly but I just stopped working on it. The binder full of type-written pages is still on my bookshelf but I haven’t opened it…

  • April 7, 2023

    April 7, 2023

    I don’t like being this tired. I’m not quite sure why I’m feeling this exhausted but not being willing to force myself up off the couch is annoying. I’ve basically slept through the first day of a four-day weekend. There’s still three days left, I suppose. I want to be doing things with my free…

  • April 1, 2023

    April 1, 2023

    When I’m writing my morning pages, Eloise usually joins me. She gets in my way, nibbles gnaws at my hand, and swats at my pen. Sometimes, she’ll spill the coffee as I’m raising the mug to my mouth. Lately, Genevieve has been joining in. She, too, is looking for some attention. Honestly, there aren’t many…