Thoughts Like Birds


August 2013

Saturday Night Augur–Vacation Dispatches

Tonight's edition of Saturday Night Augur comes to you from the community of Corolla on Bodie Island, part of North Carolina's magnificent Outer Banks. Just across the road on the sound side is the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary and Center,... Continue Reading →

Fear of Fiction

Since launching Thoughts Like Birds two weeks ago, I have spent approximately three minutes on my novel manuscript. That is to say, I replaced or rearranged a few words. My characters are still standing where I left them, in the... Continue Reading →

In which the early bird catches no worms

Good morning. It's the early bird here. Except that I feel more like a robin that's been startled from its roost in the dead of night. I'm not one of those people who springs out of bed singing. For someone... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Augur–Inaugural Edition

As you've probably gathered by now, I'm a big proponent of birds as metaphor. But sometimes, a bird is just a bird. Welcome to Saturday Night Augur, a new, hopefully regular feature of Thoughts Like Birds. It's a little nested... Continue Reading →

As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm returning to the writing enterprise after seven years of not writing (I'm not counting my personal journal, which typically contains a lot of whinging about work and weight). I resumed full-time employment when... Continue Reading →

The seven-year itch

Early lesson in blogging: my blog writing looks like it was edited by wolves. Snatched up in snarling jaws, shaken viciously, swallowed whole, then yacked, partially masticated, on the ground. Held together by drool. There are no Maxwell Perkinses for... Continue Reading →

Thoughts like birds

The phrase "thoughts like birds" is not from a poem by Emily Dickinson. At least I find no evidence to the contrary. I have been carrying this bit of misinformation in my head for some twenty years. Somewhere between AP... Continue Reading →

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