Writing prompts to get you moving. Need a good poetry craft book to get you moving? You might like The Portable Poetry Workshop by Jack Myers (Boston: Wadsworth, 2005). Here are five things from that book: An opening should have the force of interest that a first impression has when meeting someone new. (from Chapter 7: […]
I have been thinking it’s Monday ever since I woke this morning. Long weekends mess up my sense of what day it is, but I love them anyway. And what did I do this weekend? Unplugged. Ignored email, slush piles, promotional activities. Worked in the garden, went to the movies, listened to live music, drank […]
Writing prompts to get you moving. Photos from an ordinary Thursday. Happy Friday. Have a nice Memorial Day weekend! All photos by KC Mickelson 2015.
It was dismaying this morning to wake up to 38 degrees. Not as dismaying as waking up to wet snow, like the people in Michigan’s UP did, but not what we want in May. Not at all. May is one of those transition months here in Minnesota. Things are beginning to flower, but there is […]
Writing prompts to get your words moving. 1. Risk, risky business, risk-takers, risk avoidance, worth the risk 2. Emptying the closet 3. Genetics 4. Plastic surgery 5. Broken noses Happy Friday! May your weekend be splendid. DO A KIND THING I’ll be at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Rochester, Minnesota, on Sunday, helping […]
They arrived early this morning: a pair of mourning doves who huddled on our cedar deck rail in the 39-degree air. They stayed near each other as the wind occasionally ruffled their feathers. They groomed themselves, cooed, blinked, hunkered down. We saw them through the patio doors, then moved slowly, quietly, so as not to […]
An offering of writing prompts. 1. When you open the door to your parents’ room, you cannot see…. 2. Balance 3. Loyalty 4. Hailstones 5. A mother should never…. Happy Friday! And Happy Mother’s Day to those who celebrate it.
I am going old school for this blog post. I am writing it by hand first, composing it in our neighborhood Caribou Coffee, without connecting to wi-fi. Our neighborhood Caribou has a long wooden table with a dozen chairs around it. The table sits in front of a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s great for […]
Happy May Day! Five things about May Day: 1. Beltane is the Gaelic May Day festival. It marks the beginning of Summer. 2. It is the feast day of St. Walpurga. 3. May Day is also International Workers’ Day. 4. May Basket Day has faded away, but you can still read about it here. 5. […]