The Quotidian, November 16, 2010 ~ Time is the Trickster

“Time is the trickster. I woke up half a century old. I am not ready. Too much yet to do. Too much everyday living. Too much left unsaid, unimagined.” ~ Judith Kitchen

Judith Kitchen is an award-winning American writer (essays, criticism, poetry, and a novel), editor,  and educator.

Link to Judith Kitchen’s website:

[Source: From Culloden (page 28), by Judith Kitchen, quoted in The Writer’s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life, by Priscilla Long (2010), page 44. Date and biographical information from, accessed November 15, 2010.]

I recommend Priscilla Long’s book very highly. Link to Priscilla Long’s website:

On November 3rd I woke up half a century old, and I can’t think of a better way to summarize my thoughts on this milestone.

Time to get to work, and to reinvigorate my efforts in telling some of Dad’s stories and my stories!

Thank you to Judith Kitchen and Priscilla Long.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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1 Response to The Quotidian, November 16, 2010 ~ Time is the Trickster

  1. Amen. (Though I’m not half a century old yet.)

    Write on!

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