About Random Acts of Writing


The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things: of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, of cabbages and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings.

Random Acts of Writing began as a WordPress blog in March 2010 and has meandered through themes and genres as adventurously as Alice wanders through Wonderland.

The “Walrus and the Carpenter” quote above is not too far off really. I talk about a lot of things here on this blog. After all, it says so right in the title: Random.

On the pages herein, and in the archive site RandomActs10, you’ll find creative efforts like poetry, essay, photography, flash fiction, mixed-media collage. Topics range from nature and the environment, to travel and food, and creativity and spirituality. I talk a lot about books — because I love books, and I also write them. Every now and then I wander into current events, but mostly I try to find connections between this and that, that and this, you and me.

I have been blessed to have readers like you following along from the very beginning. I hope you’ll continue on the adventure.

With love and gratitude,

Jen Payne

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

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