Ink well, wishing well, well well, what have we here
What’s likely to well up in this blog:
Well 1. Ink wellYears ago as a young journalist typing events, I listed Al Fresco as the speaker at a picnic. The paper received an angry letter to the editor. The writer wondered which “ink-stained wretch” had gotten so simple a notice so wrong. In honor of the stains endured in my 20-year career, one of my wells is for that ink as well as all the rest of the words I’ve spilled and continue to spill. I will include thoughts about journalism, writing, words.
Well 2. Wishing wellWe moved from Maine to Virginia, from a home where our water came from a well deep in the earth to a house in a development where water bills are high and the only well was a cedar lawn ornament that I wished away by moving it to the curb and placing a “Free” sign on it. Poof. It disappeared. This may be a place where I wish some things away --and others into my life.
Well 3. Well of wellnessI’d like to plumb the well of wellness with some thoughts on spiritual, physical and mental health.
Well 4. What have we hereMore comfortable watching than performing, I have often chosen to comment from the sidelines. I often see the drama in the world around me in literary terms – character and setting; theme and conflict; context and pattern. At times I may bring knowledge and perspective. At others I might display a little quirky attitude.