22 January 2013

in my world - [and sometimes you find what you need]

january - you can not be more than 1/2 over. what has been consuming me? definitely not this dusty blog. hello. before i let even more time slip away... here's what i've been up to. 


sending out bundles to helpful crocheters worldwide. making sure people get their color requests - making sure that if they didn't request colors the colors i pick go together in some way shape or form. i have a book. seriously a book of all the colors - arranged on pages by color. of all the addresses of helpers listing what everyone is sent, what colors, how many - what color sample doily they got...


watching the light. the winter light. being baffled by the weather. the oscillating between freezing cold and then unseasonably warm weather.



the little TURNED FOUR. seriously how am i the mother of a four year old? i am old. she is big. she requested chocolate chip cookie sandwiches with chocolate ice cream [i added sprinkles for added effect]. 


working on my syllabus. working on INTERWOVEN [you don't want to know how much time i've spent making instructional videos]. if you want 10% off just use the coupon code OOPS and join us. 


tangerines. yum.



and amazing found things. i found this nest. and then while reading this article on George Saunders [who i have yet to read, but is now on my MUST to read list] in the NYT magazine, said this in regards to students/teaching/the pursuit of writing :
...you have to be really honest,” he told me. “It keeps you looking at your own process, so you don’t import any nonsense.” In an interview several years ago with Ben Marcus for The Believer, Saunders defended the time spent in an M.F.A. program by saying, “The chances of a person breaking through their own habits and sloth and limited mind to actually write something that gets out there and matters to people are slim.” But it’s a mistake, he added, to think of writing programs in terms that are “too narrowly careerist. . . . Even for those thousands of young people who don’t get something out there, the process is still a noble one — the process of trying to say something, of working through craft issues and the worldview issues and the ego issues — all of this is character-building, and, God forbid, everything we do should have concrete career results. I’ve seen time and time again the way that the process of trying to say something dignifies and improves a person.”
can i get a mother*f-in hallelujah.

ok. let's see if i can get back on the weekly bloggin horse. but no promises [so i don't break them].

happy new year. [it's still january. i can say this]

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The chocolate chip ice cream cookie sandwiches look yummy. I bet the little loved them!

Thanks for introducing George Saunders, whom I had never heard of. His stories look fascinating. He is on my 'to be read' list now.

Eireann said...

hallelujah! I just read a novella and collection of his stories. this one was my introduction to him:

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2003/01/27/030127fi_fiction?currentPage=all

xo

Gracia said...

4!? No, really. Yes, how did this happen. How is it that I am swinging by at long last to say hello to you by way of your blog and finding that it is February. Things speeding up, that's what they say happens as one gets older. Gone are those long, endless days of childhood. And here's to the character building! Off to discover more about George Saunders...
G xo