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Certain to Age

We can't help getting older. Must women characters stay forever young? Thank goodness I'm not one of Fay Weldon's writing students. This past week, the New York Times carried an opinion piece by the British author, well-know for controversial and... Continue Reading →

Be It Resolved: January is for Writers

Ah, January, the month of resolutions and routines. The yule tree still twinkles in our living room, the last vestige of our holiday hygge. Tomorrow our household returns to work and school. For me, this means a welcome return to... Continue Reading →

We Need a Little Hygge (right this very minute)

The past six weeks have been a time of intensive writing and reflection for me. My previous post proclaimed my intent to undertake the daunting, but exhilarating challenge of writing 50,000 words of new fiction during National Novel Writing Month.... Continue Reading →

Going Dark

A month has gone by with nary a word from me or the augur. I like to think we have good reason for our silence: the fragile early morning writing routine I had established has been upended by my dog's... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Augur on Sunday Morning–Bird-friendly brew, no bitterness

It's been a high-stress, low-productivity week here at Thoughts Like Birds. The augur did not feel inspired to divine the Saturday night message, but is feeling a little more motivated this morning, thanks, in part, to one of morning's best... Continue Reading →

Cozying Up

Today I'm feeling fall's first nips. Nighttime temperatures have dipped into the 50s, and the harvest moon is shining on. The autumn equinox is just days away, bringing with it longer, chillier evenings--perfect reading weather. A family member living in... Continue Reading →

Autumn

Time is getting away from me. A week ago I was enjoying the last morsels of summer, the popular version anyway, that ends with Labor Day. We are still a week away from the autumnal equinox, and temperatures where I... Continue Reading →

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