Purpose of This Blog

I've created this blog to inspire myself to continue to draw and write. Unlike Nora Ephron, I'm not writing about my neck getting old. I'd rather write about being alive.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

November 13, 2010

Today we're having our high school reunion--only 45 years. God. So I'm distracting myself from the cold wind of death pursuing me and fellow classmates by drawing pictures and doing the damned novel. I plan on having a few drinks as well. Oh rats...I forgot my camera so I guess I won't be showing any pictures from the reunion. Relieved? Me too.

Friday, November 12, 2010

November 12, 2010

This is National Novel Writing Month and I've hit 22,000 words today. I'm blinded by words, so it's nice to put up a cartoon inspired by my trip to Rothenberg, Germany around this time last year, when I was still living in Turkey. It's the second Birham (spell?) at this moment, actually, and the folks still in Turkey or Kuwait are headed out for a week of Italy, Spain, or train rides through Eastern Europe. How sweet it is! Truthfully, though, I'd just as soon be headed to Arizona next week to see my son and grandson. The novel I'm writing takes place, partly, in Kuwait...it is making me nostalgic! Hard to imagine, really, but as I write about walking along the sea there, I actually do have a sense of fondness for the place.