Advantage Bob?


Tor House is the name Robinson and Una Jeffers gave the house they built in Carmel, California. Tor comes from the rocky points they saw when visiting Dartmoor, England.  The home was important to his poetry. My house is important to my writing. There our similarities end.

He built his house. I live in mine. They built theirs with stone carved from the boulders of the coastline in Carmel. Someone built ours a long time ago and then more recently someone else put aluminum siding on it. I don’t even have to paint it and yet I feel ownership. Just by being present.

Robinson did all that work on his home and still had time to write. Very little of my home competes for my writing time. I think, “advantage Bob.” An advantage I have yet to capitalize on.  Maybe I should build a shed or something.

6 thoughts on “Advantage Bob?

  1. New Hampshire Garden Solutions June 12, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    Working with your hands is a good way to learn to concentrate on the task at hand and keep your mind from wandering.

  2. Marilyn Armstrong June 12, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    Our shed needs a new roof. Our house needs many things, none of which it is likely to get in the near future. Advantage Money Pit.

    • fictionfitz June 13, 2014 / 9:38 am

      Ain’t that the truth. Teepee here I come,

  3. Carole Webber June 13, 2014 / 9:24 am

    Your concentration is on building spiritual relationships among many.
    We all have building skills one way or another.

    • fictionfitz June 13, 2014 / 9:39 am

      Thank you. I am going to memorize this one.

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