Playing with words

Sometimes – when I’m walking or showering or folding the laundry – a phrase begins to rotate in my head. Subconsciously, words pull into an almost sentence and play three-card monte. Punctuation joins the party; commas insert themselves while periods delete. Verbs disappear to create powerful auditory punches. Ellipses and em dashes decide the pauses.Continue reading “Playing with words”

Away and Towards

It’s been two months since I stepped away from my career as I’ve known it. Away from managing concurrent multi-year projects. Away from organizing and archiving and writing within prescribed boundaries. Away from cramming dinner and homework and errands and soccer and and and into small blocks of hours. Towards walking my kids home fromContinue reading “Away and Towards”