After the rain
Shift #9: Different Place, Different Time A holiday weekend always shakes up my sense of what day it is, because nothing occurs at its usual time. Yesterday, Memorial Day, meant that everyone was home around here and there was no alone time to do the usual Monday writing work. But it did mean that there […]
One Minnesota Writer believes in holidays. So….. 1. Poppies – what do you think of the tradition of wearing them to honor veterans? 2. Cookouts – burgers, brats, or hotdogs? 3. I am a mosquito magnet. For what are you a magnet? 4. Are cemeteries the best way to honor the dead? 5. Who do […]
Shift #8: Fresh Stuff Here’s one aspect of the writing life: Dash off to the grocery store in a panic because it’s 7 a.m. and the coffee cupboard is unexpectedly bare. Don’t stop to consider where the beans come from other than some preference for Peet’s Coffee over Cameron’s or the other way around. Grab […]
1. Never set herb seedlings in front of the window that will allow a wind gust to blow the seedlings into the sink where clean dishes are drying. 2. Mobius strip as metaphor for….what? 3. Today’s soundtrack: wind chimes, traffic, wrens in the crabapple, pine boughs in the wind, chattering one-year-old. 4. The oriental poppies […]
Shift #7: Pull the Weeds This morning, I was all set to write about postcards and travel, summer and journeys. Then, I read an email from The Old Farmer’s Almanac and completely changed my plan, which fits in pretty well with the whole intent of this series, don’t you think? The email that shifted my […]
Friday morning light: columbine.