Spaces to Concentrate

Spaces to Concentrate

This week and next I’m spending my mornings taking my grandson to swimming lessons and writing. Together. When we arrive in Indian Head, he heads to the pool and I open the sunroof on my car, turn on my laptop and plug in the memory stick. The pool, of course,...
Persistence

Persistence

I’ve always thought of persistence as being a good thing, as Benjamin Franklin said, “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” However, for the past four days I’ve had a little American Goldfinch hammering on my office window, pecking away...
The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

This summer I’m giving myself the gift of time. Antonio Porchia (Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin) said, “The flower that you hold in your hands was born today and already it is as old as you are.” I’ve reached the age when I...
Linda Aksomitis Reflects on 2008

Linda Aksomitis Reflects on 2008

As the old year ends and the new one nears, I always look back on the past year to reflect on what I’ve accomplished and whether or not I reached the goals I set the previous year. As a writer, I find setting specific goals very important for moving my career...
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