Tag: Journal

A Word on Wednesday: Gratitude

This is a month of thanksgiving. Despite the origins of the holiday. Presently, we pause, we feast, and give thanks. There are no gifts to exchange. There is no music. Decorations are subtle earthy tones coupled with luscious reds, oranges, and yellows. The kitchen…

A Word on Wednesday: Capacity

Capacity is not be confused with ability, but rather considered potential. As a noun, it is the ability to receive or contain; the maximum amount or number that can be received or contained; the power of receiving impressions, knowledge; actual or potential ability to…

A Word on Wednesday: Contentment

Among Sue Monk Kidd’s insights collected in her book, “When the Heart Waits,” is the advice to “court contentment.” Contentment, a noun, is the state of being contented; satisfied.┬áThe thesaurus lists happiness as a synonym, but there is a distinction to be made. Contentment…

A novel walk

I snapped the following pictures on the Ice Age Trail in Manitowoc, Wis. around 9 a.m. this morning. The scenery is inspiration for a fictional setting in my novel in progress. Enjoy the view, my friends. And, forgive my amateur photography skills.    …

How I write

The beautiful and blank fancy journals. The pristine journals are beautiful, inspiring, arty, and full of possibility. I have received many of these notebooks to inspire me and prompt me to write, a validation my vocation as a writer is a worthy pursuit. Pictured…