There is No Such Thing as an Uninteresting Life

“There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside the dullest exterior, there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.” –Mark Twain Tell me about a great dramatic moment in your life. A comedy. A tragedy.

When I Rest

“Too many people, too many demands, too much to do; competent, busy, hurrying people—it just isn’t living at all.” –Anne Morrow Lindberg What becomes available to me when I rest? Begin with the words, “When I rest . . .”.

What I Know

“There’s one thing your writing must have to be any good at all. It must have you. Your soul, your self, your heart, your guts, your voice — you must be on that page. In the end, you can’t make the magic happen for your reader. You can only allow the miracle of ‘being one …

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Arguing With Reality

“When you use the word should, you are arguing with reality.” –Tara Brach Tell me about a time you fought against reality…or a time you accepted it.

The Life I Wish I’d Had

Lies I’d Like to Tell About Myself It’s like the dedications in all those books: to my mother who was the nurturing, supportive inspiration behind it all. That was my mom: soft-spoken and loving to the end. She encouraged me early on in my musical talent; she knew I adored the piano and saw to …

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Words That Sting

“Words are more powerful than perhaps anyone suspects, and once deeply engraved in a child’s mind, they are not easily eradicated.” –May Sarton Tell me about something that was said to you as a child that you will never forget.

Who I Really Am

“There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart.” –Elizabeth J. Canham Tell me who you really are, today, just as you are. No holding back. Tell me everything you see. As you write, try to write with acceptance of who you are and what you see.

The Last Supper

This is what I read at our final dinner, the last night of our retreat: Since I’ve come to Tuscany, I’ve been surrounded by birdsong both gentle and soothing, raucous and loud. I’ve drunk more wine in ten days than I do in a year. Eaten foods I never consider eating at home and have …

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Lunch at the Villa

This meal was truly over the top. It began with two salads. Mozzarella buratta was the first: soft and liquid in the inside served with a special tomato from the region called mule’s heart: Cuore di Bue. And with it was panzanella, a bread salad with tomato, a special mild onion that’s only eaten raw, …

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