When I grow up I want to be a writer. I practice a lot on my two blogs, Notes from Naptime and Sit A While. Sometimes what I write gets into magazines. My work has been in Christian School Teacher, Christian Home and School, the online magazine Mommy Times, and The Banner.
Sit a while. What do you hear? A bird? A bus? A baby's cry? The shouting of a boy? For joy?
Leaves rustling? Trains rattling? Skateboards rolling? A boombox blaring? A mother calling? The droning of a car? Or ten- traveling far, then home again, like your thoughts as you sit with nothing much to do but contemplating it?