Just as spring has begun to unfold around here, we are under a winter weather watch – a potential blizzard is bearing down on Minnesota. As I write this on Tuesday afternoon, my weather app says expected snowfall here in the next 48 hours is 8-12 inches (less than the 15 predicted yesterday), and wind […]
Okay, I admit it – even I am over winter at the moment. What finally pushed me over the edge was having my keys locked in my car in Minneapolis on Saturday night. Anyone out there have a Honda HRV with an auto-lock feature? Yup, it bested me. I unlocked my car to get my […]
Today’s post is all about peaceful images. We need them. Enjoy. A slideshow of the osprey nest in Roseville’s Victoria Ball Fields. Have a good week, everyone. All photos by kcmickelson 2017.
Over the summer, I edited a poetry book for my friend Oonah Joslin. Oonah is a poet in Morpeth, Northumberland. Her first book, Three Pounds of Cells, is due out this fall from The Linnet’s Wings Press. The 45 poems in this collection are a delightful exploration of how we perceive our world, a search […]
It’s a rainy Sunday afternoon as I write this week’s blog post. This is the kind of spring day when all this wetness is something to be glad for, sustenance for things to come. I have classical music playing, a candle flickering off in the corner of my office. My partner is off in his […]
The Twin Cities area is host to a plethora of independent bookstores, author appearances and book signings, workshops and book festivals. It’s an inspiring area for readers and writers to live and work. I was reminded of that this past weekend when I heard poet Naomi Shihab Nye read from her work and share her stories […]
I was up early today, outside with our dogs by 6:30 a.m. The sun was not up yet; I looked up and enjoyed the bright stars. Orion, one of the few star formations I can identify, was over the southern sky. The wind is supposed to pick up later today, gust mightily. The leaves will […]
What a week it’s been. I’ll begin with the writing prompts, but stick around for the other news. 1. Passover 2. The Wizard of Oz 3. Pushing through the dirt 4. Peeps 5. What is truly original? The other news: First of all, Gyroscope Review has launched! I’m so proud of this first issue, and […]