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
...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
The best book I've read in months...
What do you say when someone asks how was your day, and it was a rough one? "This day was a real 2020." That's right. Once we thought of 2020 as perfect vision. And now? Not so much. I'm troubled most about lives cut short from our current twin plagues - the virus and racism. … Continue reading Salutations August 2020
May you live in interesting times. Whose blessing/curse was that? I don't know, but it's certainly been on my mind. We're certainly in the midst of those interesting times. In my home, we're among the luckiest. We have the privilege of standing to one side, not immediately affected in any important way. Our minor inconveniences … Continue reading Salutations July 2020