Entries Categorized as 'word of the day'

Connect and Survive

August 20, 2012

August 20th Very often, a creative block manifests itself as an addiction to fantasy. Rather than working or living the now, we spin our wheels and indulge in daydreams of could have, would have, should have. One of the great misconceptions about the artistic life is that it entails great swathes of aimlessness. The truth […]

You’ve Got (Late) Mail: Postcards

August 11, 2010

Remember the Writing Marathon I did back in May? We raised 17,000 dollars and I promised every person who sponsored me would get a handmade, original postcard. Well, I’ve been slow to get them out but they ARE going out. So if you’re someone who’s waiting for a postcard it’s on its way soon, I […]

word of the day: infra dig

July 7, 2010

I love getting my Word of the Day from Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (you can sign up for it on their website). I’ve discovered so many cool, strange, new words from it and I keep a file of them on my computer. Who knows, one or more of them could end up in my writing. Today’s […]

VSC: The Last Day

January 28, 2010

Wow. I can’t believe it’s over. My last day at Vermont Studio Center. So much to say but my head is utterly pounding and the thoughts in my brain a-jumble — anxiety about travel tomorrow, the strange ritual of packing up after 5 weeks away, the  goodbyes to dozens of wonderful people. What is there […]


July 12, 2009

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day July 12 usufruct \YOO-zuh-frukt\   noun Meaning *1 : the legal right of using and enjoying the fruits or profits of something belonging to another 2 : the right to use or enjoy something Example Sentence Dorothy’s will bequeathed one-third of her estate to her husband; the remaining two-thirds was […]