Georgian Fire is up!
Our garlic shoots are looking up
Reminded yesterday by this writer https://alexandradanewrites.com/ of the importance of short, punchy blog texts, I will mention a few positives of the last week.
--Wrote the dreaded query letter and readied the first five pages of my memoir for possible submission to an agent with invaluable help from friends.
--Read two dynamite memoirs: Ma and Me by Putsata Reang https://www.putsata.com/ recommended by https://marklammerswrites.com/about/ about growing up Cambodian in the PNW and coming out to her family, and Come Back in September, Darryl Pinckney's memoir of his friendship with New York Review of Books founder, essayist and novelist Elizabeth Hardwick. Perfect for freezing nights fireside.
--Studied the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop with Gigi Bradford through the Washington, D.C. bookstore https://www.politics-prose.com/classes and was reminded again of Bishop's exceptional poem "One Art" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47536/one-art. My next class is Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory .
--And one more blog in which I get lost every time I open it up: https://blog.oup.com/
--Don't forget the funniest comic Lynda Barry on keeping a diary: https://www.openculture.com/2021/09/cartoonist-lynda-barry-teaches-you-how-to-make-a-visual-daily-diary.html
--And happy birthday wishes to Nephew Curtis Leighton, Teacher Extraordinaire, which reminded me that it is February, we've all mastered January and can look hopefully for more sprouting seedlings.