Weekend Edition – On Inspiration and Practice

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What Building a Desk and Practicing Yoga Have to Do with Writing

xmas deskThe day after Christmas has always been my favorite day of the holiday season. They call this blissful twenty-four hours Boxing Day in Canada. It is so named, if Wikipedia is to be trusted, because of the holiday’s origins in the tradition of wealthy homeowners presenting their domestic help with gift boxes on the day after Christmas.

For me, Boxing Day is usually a hard-earned moment of rest after many long weeks of incessant chaos. True, the house is usually in a state of utter (if festive) disarray, but I’ve always been able to divert my attention from that distraction by sticking my nose in a book. That was my plan for this year as well. I had intended to follow the game plan laid out by my friend and fellow writer Tracy Mayor who tweeted that she…

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