Archive for June, 2014

Quoted in the Grove:

-You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
-What mood is that?
-Last-minute panic.
~Calvin & Hobbes

Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.
~Karl Kraus

I don’t need time. What I need is a deadline.
~Duke Ellington

End Quote:
One forges one’s style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
~Emile Zola


Posted from the Grove:
Note: Late arriving news from Piffin’s wife, PJ, follow the next two paragraphs, but first:

Still no news of Piffin. The seats for this week’s Word Game were mostly filled with the comings and goings of unanswered questions. Chat was filled primarily with concern and uncertainty. In many cases this concern was just love looking for a reason to hope, but this editor is hearing notes of resignation, almost of despair, in recent chat and writing exercises

There will be time enough for grieving if the need arises, but it is disloyal to Piffin’s fight and her recovery not to believe in her while she lives. This is a shining star we are talking about. This is Piffin. We still wait for her return

Elissa is home.  They released her this morning, after two days of monitoring off the ICU.  She was in ICU up until Thursday morning.  She requires much bed rest, so I can’t say when she will be back online, but things are finally moving in the right direction.

Elissa, and I, are thankful for your prayers and thoughts, as well as all the other people who have expressed concern.  I will do my best to ensure she returns to you all sooner than later.


Prewritten for Thurs (05/12) @6pm PT/9 ET is: A missed bus


@Writers Platform
Glass Table:

It Will Carry You Along
Raindrops become puddles become rivulets on their way to the sea; moments become memories become lifetimes on their way home

Hard Times
The journey: from Arrival to Departure, thru trials and smiles, on rocky roads, down garden paths, be patient; it is only this journey that separates us from nothing


Prewritten: an image http://ishtari.arcticworlds3d.com/therestuff/nebula001.jpg

~Greymane: Eye in the Sky
Even if belief is nothing more than a desperate need to believe (in something / anything), still, there is that Eye looking back and it speaks of Intelligence

~BarTalk: comes a knock


Impromptu: dust, laughter, practice

~Greymane: Looming
Larger-than-life meets the finality of death, there’s no contest, really; braced against the inevitable when the best hope is: pending; knowing the end of a story, preparing oneself to say goodbye

~TommyO: Dr Emmetts Instruments & Lessons
In the tradition of all great teachers, the student returns finally to say, well done

~BarTalk: dress rehearsal


Writers in Residence

~Greymane @Greyed Escape: Monochrome
If grey is the color between black and white, the color of wisdom in life, then what does a rainbow mean

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