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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 →

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 →

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 →

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