Writing takes reading, just as a pump needs priming to keep it flowing and efficient, keep the algae from building up, keep the leathers moist and flexible.
To that end, I've embarked on rereading all of Ed Abbey's writings, at least those on my bookshelves and in electronic files on my computer. It's been an interesting project, a dip into the past, a return to the deep well of inspiration. I've found that I write best in reaction to something I've read, or, at best, to something I've observed that strikes a cord. I think this is why I'm much better at faction than fiction.
In the process, I've been reorganizing my piles of electronic correspondence from various web sites, discussion lists and email communications. It's fun and often surprising. Did I write that?!
I'll be adding some these electronic scribblings here on Words Arranged, as I extricate them from their electronic boxes and display them in all their scintillating reality, if anything on the Internet is real.
I'll also be putting up new pages of links to Abbey's web presence, including some contemporary discussions about Ed and his writing on Facebook and other sources.