Tag: Writing

  • 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…

  • Ramadan Email | Emails at Work

    Ramadan Email | Emails at Work

    I started in my current role as the teacher-librarian at our school a couple of years ago. To get information out, I have to send broadcast emails to all of the staff, and I try to make them interesting to read. The email I sent earlier this week has gotten a lot of positive feedback.…

  • What would you title the chapters of your autobiography?

    What would you title the chapters of your autobiography?

    About five years ago, I started working on, what I called, a Collection of Recollections. I would sit down at my typewriter and write about something from my past. It was usually about people. I had intended to type it up on the computer and compile it into something whole and complete.

  • Why do you write?

    Why do you write?

    I write because it’s liberating. With simply a pen and a piece of paper, I can express how I feel, create an entire world, communicate thoughts, and make sense of whatever is whirling around inside my skull. Mostly, I write for myself; most of what I write is not put out into the world.

  • What is a treasure that’s been lost?

    What is a treasure that’s been lost?

    Penmanship. These days, everything, it seems, is on a phone. I could be writing this very blog post on a phone, with only my thumbs.

  • I found a typewriter

    I found a typewriter

    A lot of waste is produced at school. I’ve been trying to clean up our inventory of computers so I’ve been contributing a lot of e-waste. The other day, I was dropping off some monitors when I saw a typewriter. Of course, I had to take a closer look.

  • I’m starting to miss blogging

    I’m starting to miss blogging

    When the number of unread emails in my inbox surpasses around 1500, I start deleting them. There are plenty of unread emails that have been marked as read but they aren’t included in the count that Gmail gives me.

  • I’ve stopped writing because I’ve been making pens

    I’ve stopped writing because I’ve been making pens

    Not too long ago, I started a small business making and selling pens. To date, I’ve sold three pens. I’ve made around 40, many of which have been gifted. Technically, two of my sales were mechanical pencils. To the same person. I’m absolutely in love with making pens, so much so that there are nights…

  • 100+ Followers and Absolutely Chuffed

    100+ Followers and Absolutely Chuffed

    Thank you, folks! I was quite worried about reaching that 100-follower mark but y’all helped me out and I crossed the line. Thank you. Now that I’m here, I’m planning to buy a membership to Medium so that I can read more of your work (and send a few pennies your way). Somehow, and I…

  • The Final Push — 39 Left

    The Final Push — 39 Left

    Like others have noted, one of the best parts about asking for and seeking out 100 followers has been finding some gems. There are a lot of people on this platform who are writing interesting content and aren’t getting their fair share of reads. The response to my request has been incredible. I went from…

  • x2 Followers | 66 Shy

    x2 Followers | 66 Shy

    At the time of writing, I have 44 followers on Medium. When I asked for help with gaining followers, I didn’t expect much. I have to say that I’m very pleasantly surprised. Before going on, I would like to say, “Thank you.” I really do appreciate the support. Learning that there are other people out…

  • Still Need 73 More Followers on Medium

    Still Need 73 More Followers on Medium

    Three more people started following me on Medium last week! That’s a success. I still need 73 more.