Monthly Archives: August 2013

For Labor Day: Seamus Heaney and Other Thoughts on Work and Writing

I wrote this exactly a year ago, never thinking that it would become one of many international elegies  for a great poet and wit and humanitarian. Séamus Heaney’s poem, “Digging” has always been my favorite piece of literature about work. Have … Continue reading

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Writers! Write to your own body rhythm

When my late mother met my then-boyfriend, she shared some maternal advice. “She’s a pure devil in the mornings,” she said, nodding toward me (I thought all devils were impure, but … anyway).  Then, my mother proceeded to describe those childhood … Continue reading

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