Yikes. How did two months go by since my last post? Oh right. The semester started. And I co-facilitated a large six-hour virtual training. Yeah. That would be why. My Cornell colleague Wendy Wolfe and I developed and published the Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness curriculum in 2015, and it's gratifying when other states … Continue reading Salutations September-October, 2021
I was on such a good run, posting every month...until I wasn't. What happened? Summer should be a slower time. More time to read, more time to write. But it didn't quite turn out that way. So despite daily reminders to POST SALUTATIONS, (yes, the reminders did shout at me) other stuff crowded out the … Continue reading Salutations July-August, 2021
Summertime and the livin' is easy... I have seen a fish jump and I have seen some corn that was way higher than my knee a whole week earlier than the 4th of July. I've got green tomatoes on vines and peppers ready to eat. And lots of happy blooms to enjoy! And oh my, … Continue reading Salutations, June 2021
I love May. It's the best dirty-fingernail time of the year when I get to plant my veggies and flowers amidst a curtain of green in every shade imaginable.
...this morning my novel Home Place ranked #39 in Amazon's top 100 Best Selling Literary Fiction books...
Oh how I love spring! My skin breathes for what feels like the first time in months, and I feel like sprouting out of my winter hibernation just like the buds that pop up in my garden. Even the physical work of clearing away accumulated winter crap feels liberating - certainly for the spears growing … Continue reading Salutations March 2021
Winter has never been my favorite season, but I have to admit I've rather enjoyed these winter months. We've hibernated, sure, but that's not so unusual for us in winter. And in this household, the December holidays are followed by a slew of birthdays stretching across our coldest months. Add in Valentine's day, and there's … Continue reading Salutations February 2021
Reading, reading, reading. I turn to my drug of choice...
The best book I've read in months...
'I hoped that in fiction, I might be able to re-write history so maybe Kat could save her ancestral home when that option was not available for my family.'