You probably didn't walk on water today, or invent cold fusion. Maybe you didn't wake up in a good mood this morning or eat pickled eggs for breakfast. What else didn't you do--today, yesterday or since your life began? Is there more to say about what you didn't do? Was it even possible to begin with? Are you glad you didn't do it? Include as much detail as you … [Read more...] about You Didn’t?
What is writing anyway? Words and letters in books, of course. Also clothing labels, license plates and menus. What about bar codes? Is the geologic record a form of writing? A bee dance? Write a page about writing by describing some different types of writing. You can describe where it is, what it looks like, who wrote it, who reads it, or how long it will last. Don't … [Read more...] about Where’s the Writing?
What have you put together lately? A ship in a bottle? A complex machine? A jigsaw puzzle? People put together ideas, meals, and presentations. How do you put together a life? Write about something you have put together, or that you know how to put together. Or you could write about witnessing or imagining something being put together. Put together a page about … [Read more...] about Some Assembly Required
How many rocks in a load of gravel? How many minutes until Halley's Comet comes back? How many songs haven't been sung yet? How many leaves on a tree? pages in a dissertation? eggs in a dozen? How many times do I have to tell you...? Fill a page with questions whose answers are "More than 10." Illustrate your work if you like. When the page is full, give it a … [Read more...] about More Than 10
Got a fire in your belly? Burning questions? Burning desire? What's burned up and gone? Who's going to get burned? Are ashes left behind when you burn calories or bridges? What is a fire, exactly? Write a page with at least one fire in it. Illustrate your work if you like. Give it a title. Sign it and write the date on it, too. More thoughts on this topic. … [Read more...] about What’s Burning?