Twitter Detox: First Social Media-Free Day in 2 Months.

The Repentant St. Mary Magdalene, Domenico Feti I'm having difficulty writing, and I know it's because my brain is dead. The experiment is this:  I'd used social media casually while holding a full-time teaching job. Summer came, and it's all I did.  Wake up in the morning and check. Make breakfast in the morning and…

The Holy Spirit, speaking by all the Saints, and our blessed Lord Himself assure us that a devout life is a lovely, a pleasant, and a happy life. - St. Francis de Sales

Junk Post to Get Back Into Writing #1

This is what happens when you don't write everyday. It's obvious - it's hard to get started, so I'll just flip it and give a brief explanation as top what happens when you DO write everyday. #1. Thinking. Thoughts beget more thoughts. First, you notice you have thoughts. You start to organize them, and that…

Catholic Twitter Rules #2 & #3 – Entry #3

Weeks ago, when summer started and I had all the free time in the world, I logged onto my twitter account after a looong hiatus. My mother died on January 16. That week, nothing, absolutely nothing mattered to me, save my family. No books, no phone, no internet, nothing. It was a great injury because…

Why Catholics Should Write – Entry #2

Saint Jerome Writing, Caravaggio, 1605-1606. So, it should come to no surprise to you that I think laypeople should jump off their Twitter accounts and write - put their ideas out onto the internet, pass them along to their friends, submit them to official publications, Catholic or otherwise. I've mentioned this before on Twitter, I'm…

Reboot – Entry #1

I'm doing Camp NaNoWrimo with a goal of 1500 words per day. I haven't written since July 4th.. must have been the fireworks. Today, I'll be writing all day, and not necessarily capturing everything into a Notebook Page as I had done previously (see previous). I know how my mind works through the Writing Process.…

The mouth of the just man tells of wisdom, and his tongue utters what is right. The law of his God is in his heart. Be not vexed over evildoers, nor jealous of those who do wrong. Introit,ps 36:30-31,Ps 36:1 Saint Augustin, Philippe de Champaigne, 1645-1650.