Tags » Willa Cather

Wise Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve gathered a cornucopia of favorite quotes to inspire and energize us all:

“Inspiration usually comes during work, not before it.” 239 more words

Beautiful Book

“One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time, in others’ minds.”
Alfred Kazin

What a gift to be introduced to a new author — one you end up loving and want to spend more time with! 468 more words

"The Professor's House" by Willa Cather

Read in: June 2014
Edition and format: Vintage Classics 1990, paperback
First published: 1925

I’m so happy I picked this up from a pile of discarded library books. 93 more words


The Director Dish

I suppose every season has countless poems and stories written about it or set in that season. Certainly, when it comes to summer there is a multitude of songs and writings about the lazy days, the burning heat, the carefree life. 621 more words

The Director Dish (Donna Shear)

Five Fictional Characters

The following was written in the winter of 2007.

What would Ignatius Reilly say now? Was the wheel of fortune never spinning in his direction? Would Holden Caufield have news on the phonies? 546 more words

Fear Knocked, I Answered

The sky was a midnight-blue, like warm, deep, blue water, and the moon seemed to lie on it like a water-lily, floating forward with an invisible current. 538 more words


All women on women: love and sex 4/4. #ValentinesDay

Spring is short
what is there that has eternal life
I said and
made her hands seek out
my powerful breasts

Willa Cather. The Hawthorn Tree… 83 more words