'I admire - and aspire to - crisp, precise prose where every word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph moves the story, and therefore you, the reader, forward.'
Look how that little bee is enjoying my daffodils! (April Fools! They're crocuses, not daffies!)
Yes, the Christmas tree is still up. And yes, it is real. But it's still so pretty...and unless I walk too close, the needles stay attached. What's the hurry? Quiet, hibernating days here at Casa Crosiar. Tree gazing, winter watching from our windows, pink-eye retreating. Yes, I had a raging case. No, I did not … Continue reading Salutations, January 11 – February 2, 2022
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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.
Reading, reading, reading. I turn to my drug of choice...
Here we are at home. Socially distant from friends, family, and our usual routines. What to do? How do we fight off cabin fever like we've never known cabin fever before? I'm convinced my answer lies in goal-setting. What would I do if I had a chunk of seclusion, a time-out from my usual? Hmm...maybe … Continue reading Goals for Play – My Recipe for Sanity