“Is writing in itself a kind of spiritual practice, and if so, how?”

Little while back when I was so snowed under with writing and advising and teaching and having bronchitis and being so busy I was not talking to anyone who wasn't an immediate family member, I was able to speak with to this amazing and inspiring writer, Shozan Jack Haubner, for Hunger Mountain's website. Our interview is … Continue reading “Is writing in itself a kind of spiritual practice, and if so, how?”

On Publishing…and Procrastination

Champlain Publishing is helping Alumna Colleen Rooney publish a collection of essays written by Champlain students. It’s called Publishing: Digitized and Personalized, and it’ll be out in the world Feb. 3. We’re going to have a big party at Champlain that day. You’re invited. So last month, as is apparently my way, I sat back … Continue reading On Publishing…and Procrastination

Ann Hood, My Ego, and Sheep: An Ireland Thank-You Note

  I never really learned about thank you notes. Some families do it, some don’t. I just don’t remember anybody in my family talking about it much. Then I married into a family of people for whom they are very important. You’d think that nearly three decades of being expected, and often gently reminded, to … Continue reading Ann Hood, My Ego, and Sheep: An Ireland Thank-You Note