The Slow-Cooked Sentence

Six active verbs in the past tense

Rachael Conlin Levy

Finished reading “Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon. It’s a tiny book loaded with rich advice on how to share your creativity and get discovered.

Ate a bowl of raspberries, a cup of tea and a square of dark coconut toffee chocolate.

Washed and folded all the laundry. Except for everyone’s towels and sheets, but I’m still counting it.

Listened to Track Eight of Tom Brosseau’s “Grass Punks.” This CD rocks.

Bought a new used car before the old one’s smoking engine seized up.

Wrapped some long-promised reading material. It’s a glorious day in Seattle, and I want to walk these packages to the post office and mail them to some friends who love to read. I’ve got an address for Kyna, but Denise? Coral? Shoot me some email for some summertime reading: levyrachael (at) gmail (dot) com.


5 responses to “Six active verbs in the past tense”

  1. I want my today to be as nice as your yesterday. I’m beginning with track eight. Also, I just sent you an email.

  2. I raise my coffee mug to your day!

  3. Andrea says:

    Very productive! Sunlight on your toes makes everything run more smoothly, doesn’t it? I just ordered that Share Your Work book–thanks for the recommendation. Also, I’ve been meaning to email you and let you know how much I enjoyed your birdwatcher essay in Kindred. Just lovely (I recognized some of the story from your blog, and I love seeing how a piece evolves!!) Congrats!

  4. Thank you, Andrea. I hope you enjoy “Share Your Work.” I’ve got “Steal Like an Artist” on hold at the library, and hope it will be as equally inspiring.

  5. Kyna says:

    Thank you for the summer reading! I’m diving in.

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