I have another post of Arctic pics lined up, but I wanted to change to the subject for a moment to something closer to home. Here’s something we received from some of my dear people at Penguin after we got married. Umbrellas, magical worlds, and joint adventures! My editor, Kathy Dawson, found the card, and… Read more »
everything is connected
Dear Readers, Just wanted to report that I’m back in Oslo, after 2+ spectacular weeks of sailing around the western and northwestern coast of Spitsbergen, Svalbard, in the tall ship Antigua, with a group of wonderful artists, guides, and crew. I have many, many pictures to post and stories to tell, but I’m not home… Read more »
The other day, I wrote a blog post with the heading, “These times make me inarticulate.” I wonder if any of you noticed my misspelling? I changed it as soon as I noticed it, but for a little while, it said, “These times make me inarcticulate”… I’m afraid I have the Arctic on the brain… Read more »
These times make me inarticulate. I’ve felt for a while that I want to blog more. I miss my blog! But regularly blogging about the current political / social / international / environmental / [insert crisis here] situation is a fast route to a mental health meltdown for me, in addition to which, I don’t… Read more »
The news continues to be an unrelenting pile of shit, but here’s something sweet: a police officer accepts her girlfriend’s marriage proposal on the London Pride route.
In the past five weeks, I’ve been in Alaska, Western Mass, Vermont, New York, and Pittsburgh, all while continuing to orchestrate a house and office move here in Boston and gear up for a book release. Next week, I go to ALA in Chicago. Meanwhile, the news continues along in its horrible way. Somehow I’ve… Read more »
For the last three weeks, I have mostly been listening. I’ve been listening to my friends talk to me and to each other. I’ve been listening to the reactions of smart writers and thinkers. I’ve been listening to podcasts and pundits. I’ve been listening to the sadness in my mother’s voice and the faith in… Read more »
A friend who read my blog post yesterday sent me this lovely video of Peter Mulvey performing “Vlad the Astrophysicist”. Melancholy, sweet, centering, and exactly what I needed. Thank you, Rosa.
There are stretches of time in my writing life when I wake up eager to work and have one productive day after another. Then there are stretches like this week, when I wake up feeling like it’s intolerable to be on page 12 of a difficult 400-page revision, and am I really supposed to be… Read more »
I’m almost always in the process of reading a book; often I’m reading two. It’s not unusual for me to be reading three. (There’s also a scattering of a half-dozen books that I read at the pace of a snail across years, but I’m not counting those here – I’m talking about books I’m actively… Read more »