Summertime and the livin' is sweet. And...hot.
'I admire - and aspire to - crisp, precise prose where every word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph moves the story, and therefore you, the reader, forward.'
'It's May, it's May, the lusty month of May!' The darling month! May!
Look how that little bee is enjoying my daffodils! (April Fools! They're crocuses, not daffies!)
My wish...to offer hope, beauty, joy that could somehow cure the world of such needless suffering.
Which comes first...a novel or story?
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