Yummy scrummy

June 29th, 2007

Enough about me. I’m going to write about somebody else writing about me.

About a month ago I happened upon this essay by Dan Barden entitled “No More Aching to be an Artist” in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers magazine. I’m not qualified for either of those job descriptions so I’d never read the magazine before, but I found it on the rack at Borders. I flipped through the first pages until I found . . . ME. This guy, a real writer, a real writing teacher, wrote about ME.

Well, enough about him.

All ye who twizzle yourselves between parenting and some “other” creative endeavor, read Dan’s story as a treat. And know that sometime, without the slightest wish or warning, out of the wild blue goodness, somebody can come forward and hand you a yummy scrummy.


  1. Karen,
    How stunningly wonderful.
    Great essay he wrote. I enjoyed the read and passed it along to my other writing parent friends.
    And just have to say, I feel the same way about your book that he expressed. It kind of got to the heart of it all for me, those things that matter and are beyond both me and child, holding us as we find our way together. So I’m so happy to see that another, and a published teacher/writer at that, is there passing it along to others. Yummy Scrummy indeed!

    Comment by bella — June 30, 2007 @ 3:48 am

  2. Oh, gosh, that’s really a great essay … and very appropriate, I think, to mention your book. I know I keep my mothering and my writing very seperate. I need it that way, for my sake and my girls’ … lovely. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Shawn — July 1, 2007 @ 11:10 pm

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