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Saturday Night Augur–The Owls of Summer

My blog posts have been few and far between lately. What started out as a three thrice-per-week endeavor has become, shall we say, a seasonal endeavor. But not blogging doesn't mean I'm not writing. This summer I've been keeping my... Continue Reading →

The Tweeting Whitmans: How a Dead Poet’s Mother Made Me Love Twitter

Friends, I have a confession to make. Several posts back I professed my dislike of Twitter. I may even have used stronger words than “dislike.” True, for lo these many years I did not see the potential benefits of tweeting... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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 →

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