Tuesday, August 28, 2018
I don’t write easy things.
Sometimes I can’t tell the story but from a state of emotional upset, and I may balk at allowing myself to get into that state. Other times, I may balk at other things. I have gotten next to nowhere with the piece I’ve been working on now for two weeks, and I finally know why.
The problem is, I’m indecisive. The solution is to resurrect the approach that allowed me to succeed in college (BA, 1977), and become a disciplined writer.
Continue reading Writing and discipline
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Last week I was turned away from the shelter three times: Sunday night, Wednesday night and Thursday night.
Under current conditions, to be sure I get a bunk, I must show up no later than 14:15. It’s not just a matter of being on time, but of getting near the front of the line. And that’s iffy in itself, given that there’s always a bum rush when the gate opens at 14:30.
Accordingly, I must wrap up my activities at church at 13:30 and leave out no later than 13:45. But the way my day goes, it’s normally 13:00 before I have opportunity to do anything for job search. That leaves me half an hour. Can’t do much in half an hour. It’s been a daily disappointment that I don’t even get off the e-mail to J___ M___, my contact at S&K.
What I want ain’t getting done. May be time to change what I want — Continue reading Changing what I want