I commit to writing every day. Not like in the Artist’s Way, which I think I still own. Wow, I just went and found it, opened to the beribboned page 48, and found this: “Crazymakers are expert blamers…Crazymakers create dramas but seldom where they belong…Crazymakers hate order…” On this day, Julia Cameron’s words leap off the page, and you know, it was just a lark that I used today’s prompt “A life of art” and figured I would talk about the folly of my attempts at morning pages. For months, I created three pages of drivel as adjudged by the older Catherine Tripp upon review of her journals. Just lists of things to do, and random musings. Same thing with writing daily blogs – nobody’s life is that interesting. So for me, dedicated spurts are the best, but I kept The Artist’s Way and boy, did it deliver timely advice. On this day, when Toadies on Capitol Hill are objecting to the certification of the electoral college. On this day, when the Senate has just been evacuated, tear gas loosed inside to counter mobs waving Trump 2020 flags. I did start my day on Facebook Live Feeds countering trolls. After listening to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at long last ask his fellow Republicans to stop contesting the election, I kept posting his words – that “the doubt was incited without evidence”. Never thought I’d hear Senator McConnell do anything but agree with Orange 45. The maelstrom was eminently avoidable but for the ego and fear of a cadre of Pro Oppressives. I think the reason they are holding on to power with such fervor means that they must have done terrible things that will be exposed. We start with our Southern Border and the internment camps built around it where motherless children are still being held against their will. And I will end this daily write with Julia Cameron’s advice: “If you are involved in a tortured tango with a crazy maker, stop dancing to his/her tune.”

Published by Ms. C. G. Tripp

Catherine G. Tripp, Writer/Investor a lifelong mix. Left brain and right brain battle for dominance. I wrote the marketing materials for my mortgage brokerage, had a personal finance column at, wrote essays, short stories and poems published in school papers and magazines then literary journals. If my writings were a color, they would be yellow, bright as sunlight, highlighting the salient portions, not obscuring the past but deconstructing air brushed stories, finding humor and courage in the unloved corners.

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