It is only a few years ago that writing moved up to a Favorite Pastime in my overly-diverse set of pursuits and I have not produced much good writing in that time. I’ve worked at becoming a better writer and noticed improvement does come along, however slowly.
“The writing gets better but the struggle never gets any easier,” said Jason Roberts at the Squaw Valley Writers Conference several years ago. Few maxims have stuck with me so tenaciously. Jason Roberts, is the author of the excellent read, A Sense of the World, How a Blind Man Became the Greatest Traveler in History.
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In the category of great one-liners, this was overheard recently:
“I got a golden retriever in 2003, the year my husband left me for a bleached out babe. I figured if he could have a blonde bitch, so could I.”
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In the category of blogs I like, is Pat Bean’s Blog, (http://patbean.wordpress.com) The March 1 post suggests Ten Waterfalls to add to your bucket list. Pat is in her 7th year on the road with her dog, Maggie, in their 22’ motorhome, Gypsy Lee. Avid birders will enjoy her daily blog which evidences the polish of a career reporter. According to her blog, she is putting the finishing touches on her book, Travels with Maggie.
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Here are a few things from the spam avalanche that are worth repeating:
Always read stuff that will make you look good If you die in the middle of it.
Never lend anyone more money than you can afford to give as a gift.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, you got the good end of the deal.
Some mistakes are too much fun to make but once.
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
You are never lost until you need to know where you are.
There is a name for people who are lost, pioneers.