Words: Five Minute Friday

Today I was sent this idea of 5 minute friday to write for 5 minutes with no editing and publish the post to share – risk, see what happens – so here I go.

Yesterday I read a book that had this little snippet describing a radio show that asked writers why they write. One minute goes fast! The thing I read was critical of people’s typical answer to the question: why do you write. Usually people just sing out platitudes. Writing usually is just an activity one takes up by happenstance.

As a scholar there is no other activity that makes you viable. As a human, there are a lot of other activities that make you viable.

I write because I am a scholar. That’s how it started. I wanted to be a scholar. I had to learn how to write. Now I write because I like a particular branch of scholarship that I find inspiring. I’m going to share all this with a group of bloggers who are doing the 5 minute friday that write about very different things than I do.

Risk, coffee mug, my coffee is bitter this morning, mostly empty water bottle, newspaper, book, computer, place mat – there is power in lists. I’d like to write more about that later. 9:35am.

My latest coherent post (it has pictures!) can be found here.

Five Minute Friday

Eat Know Sing Organizing Voice. Academic. Everyday person. Fellow curious soul. PhD Candidate in History, University of British Columbia.

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