[When I started this blog back in 2014, I wrote about little wins. After a few years of practice and perspective, it makes sense to revisit the subject .] The 2008 recession hit my family hard. We were living in Wilmington, North Carolina, a coastal tourist city. My husband-to-be and I were planning a wedding. […]
Equinox is the time of year when we (nearly) reach equal day and night. I find it poetic that there’s a collective balance in the world. For me, I take a few moments to see where I’m at in relation to the changes in the sun, which helps me stay connected to what is larger than myself while I tinker away at my work. When I contemplate balance, I often return to this quote by Historian Sigfried Giedion: “It is like a tight-rope dancer who, by small adjustments, maintains a precarious balance between his being and the empty void.”
The Multifaceted House: A Writer’s Exploration of Home
February 8, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Burlington Writers Club
213 S. Main St.
Graham, NC 27253
BornWilder is not simply the name of a website. It was chosen in homage to my struggle in establishing identity during my late twenties. Woman, (single) mother, and writer. Often times the most significant decisions we make are ones that go unnoticed by others. Read the story here.
Recent EventsThank you Maine, for a real good time!
Reading at Quiet City Books
Claire Guyton, Cheryl Wilder, Suzanne Farrell Smith, Sarah Twombly (not pictured: Bruce Robert
Coffin, Lisa Mayer, Nancy L. Brown, Annaliese Jakimides)
Reading & Author Talk
Claire Guyton, Cheryl Wilder, Suzanne Farrell Smith
Years ago, when I trained in kung fu, I didn’t have the words to accurately explain the experience. If you saw my face during class, I didn’t look like I was having an ounce of fun. And in the moment, I often wasn’t; I was exhausted and in pain. But by the end (and especially […]
The quote, “If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter,” has been attributed to many people: Blaise Pascal, John Locke, Benjamin Franklin, Henry David Thoreau, Cicero, Woodrow Wilson, Mark Twain. According to Garson O’Toole at Quote Investigator, the saying originates in 1657 by French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal. That it […]