What Lives On Through Our Words
Who Do You Write For Anyway?
I spent last week working on the most wonderful creative project with my father — which was pretty extraordinary, since he passed in 1993!
I spent last week speaking with and talking to my father — because he was a writer. So his words still remain alive — long after his passing.
What My Funny Valentine Teaches Me About Love
Everyone who blogs or posts on social media has the capacity to find out how many people read what they write. There are statistics for clicks and claps and likes and links. Most of us check those statistics regularly — and often in a complete state of bafflement.
I Don't Know What To Write Today
Studies have actually shown that the love gaze between a dog and their person produces elevated levels of oxytocin, a hormone produced in the brain that is associated with nurturing and attachment — in both the dogs and the humans. This comes as no surprise to me. Not a day goes by when I don’t gaze into the eyes of my Allie. It always cures what ails me. Always.
I write one or two blogs a week. I have written a blog almost every Sunday for the past four years. I post pictures that get many hundreds of likes (and even the occasional video that gets thousands of views) virtually every day on my public Instagram and Facebook pages. I send out newsy emails every weekend to my large mailing list — and get lovely responses.
Figuring out what I want to share usually comes pretty easily.
Then along comes a day like today.
I can’t even muster up the enthusiasm to post a picture of my dog.