Well.... okay then. It's been a while. Longer than I'd thought, actually. I did a tiny little draft of a post during the residency, then forgot all about it in the usual busyness of a residency. Two residencies, actually, since the other program I work for had one just after (well, a week of crazy prep in between, but...). It was a non-stop month where I had literally one day off. Afterwards I took a much-needed vacation, and now it's taking me some time to get back in the usual routine, including blogging.
Last night I went to Cheryl Strayed's reading at the Harvard Bookstore. I read her book Wild over vacation, and then went out and got Tiny Beautiful Things. She's not only a fabulous writer, but gives advice from a place of compassion and honesty, as she tells her own stories to show that she is, as she says, giving advice form a place of being "in the mud" with those who write in to Dear Sugar. And in person she seems as gracious, funny, and down to earth as you'd expect from reading her works.
It seems like we're careering through August at a furious rate. Dear Summer: Please slow down so I can enjoy you before you're gone. Thank you.