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February is Beached Whale Salon

Originally posted on nola studiola:
So far, 2015 has been full of new beginnings: 12-step programs, coffee with butter and coconut oil, a new full-time job that comes with an office that…

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dec. 31 / Not the Last Day

Originally posted on nola studiola:
I have a thought to share on this last day of another year gone by.  Your best year yet.  Your worst year.  Your year could…

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Review of 3 Online Writing Classes

Originally posted on nola studiola:
You’d think being on the road would inspire creativity. It does, but other tasks (exploring surroundings you may never see again) eat into the discipline…

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Process Involves Insomnia

Originally posted on nola studiola:
My favorite time to write is in the middle of the night. Correct that: My favorite time to write memoir is in the middle of…

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Unnecessary Art

Originally posted on nola studiola:
Hello, dear reader! Thank you for clicking and saying yes to “unnecessary art.” And for clicking this out of obligation because we are: family, friends,…

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thank you, Writerspace

Thank you, Writerspace I give a well-earned shout out to the healing powers of the Lighthouse on John King’s Drunken Odyssey, episode 61. Yep, Lighthouse is how I finally finished … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Becoming a Literary Citizen, Facing Munro

Sometimes a Lighthouse craft experience shows its great value after a bit of time has passed. Lauren Groff brought a lot of game to the Lighthouse Grotto last month. Since … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

May’s curator: Franciszka Voeltz

Originally posted on nola studiola:
I’m proud to introduce Franciszka Voeltz, May’s curator. I met f.v. during the 2012 Nebraskan drought, during which we dug holes, shot bb guns, pondered…

May 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

On generosity and protection: Lauren Groff, Part I

Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union. – Frank Lloyd Wright A thread or two pulled taut and linked both … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

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