Month: August 2012

Is there a time in your life you could have used a Nola studiola? (alone, in New Orleans, semi off-the-grid, unemployed) When? What’s one thing you’d be sure to do if you were ensconced alone in a tiny apt in New Orleans this summer, with just yourself to entertain? Yes. When my parents both died […]

What fruit and what vegetable each deserve a week-long celebration? Please explain. Tomatoes.  Because they are my favorite food.  Home grown ones, preferable grown by the Mingo, because he grows the most fantastically mouthgasm tomatoes in the universe. I also think there could be tomato inspired songs and images and poems and stories, tomato super […]

 Do you have a physical space and routine that helps you create? Yes. I have a writing room that I made up. First I made a diorama of it. really. In a shoe box. Before I was able to “have” such a room.  I’d look at it and pretend I was there.  Later, I made […]

Prompted by an exercise I spotted on Ms Yuknavitch’s FB wall once last year (#1), I will share it and a few others that have brought me to new places lately: Homeworkhomeworkhomeworkhomework if you don’t do it you will get into trouble and there are so many points to deduct. 1. Write 100 true things […]

Nola Studiola: What makes you laugh? My son makes me laugh, because his heart is still filled with the purity of children and his way of seeing and feeling the world is better than the word “joy.” But I also often bust a gut laughing when our human vulnerabilities are exposed without anyone suffering…little daily […]