First Five Fragments for Friday – The Billy Collins Edition

So, did you look at this post because Billy Collins was in the title? Good. Whatever it takes. He’s in the title for a good reason. Last Sunday, I went to hear former (2001-2003) U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins read his work and answer questions at Garrison Keillor’s bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, […]

First Five Fragments for Friday – Summer Solstice 2014 Edition

Your weekly offering of writing/art prompts.Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice, an observance I love for its swirling combination of mythology and science. I love the idea of solstices as religious days, days to recognize how the wheel of the year defines our lives. Light, dark, warmth, cold, growth, and slumber. I love the solstice in […]

First Five Fragments for Friday – Dewy Morning in June

Your weekly offering of writing/art prompts.I once read that June is the month northern gardeners wait for, the most glorious of months with colorful blossoms and swoon-worthy scents. That is absolutely correct. I was not a gardener until I shared a yard with my husband Mick. Our habit of getting our hands in the dirt […]

First Five Fragments for Friday – Favorites Edition

Your weekly offering of writing/art prompts.This week has been a tough one around our house for getting any work done. That’s because there are other people here working – sawing, sanding, hammering, nailing, staining. Noisy stuff. Dusty stuff. When daily life is disrupted, it’s nice to return to things that have soothed us in the […]