My desk

I referenced in a previous post an interview I recently did with Patti Martinson from the online magazine Sequential Tart (Aug. 24th issue). During that interview, I was asked about a typical writing day for me. But, it occurred to me that I didn’t talk about my writing space at all. So, here’s a little bit about my desk.

What we write on is often as important and personal as what it is that we’re writing. I knew this was the desk I wanted the first time I saw it in the catalog. I can’t tell you what it was about the listing that made me fall in love, but I did, and I still love it five years, and many new dents and wear-marks later.

You can see the places along the bottom of the drawer where my chair’s arms have rubbed away the wood’s finish.

I have a very odd assortment of stuff in the drawer cubbies. Post-its, clips, river rocks…

And, of course, plenty of pens, pencils, and notebooks (Moleskine mostly).

I’m not sure why I still hold onto my collection of bike lock keys, though. I’ve thought about getting rid of them, but I never do.

A.M.