REGARDING YARD SALES or HOW TO DISTRACT ONESELF FROM THE EVER-WORSENING NATIONAL NEWS

By now, my spouse and I have participated in more than a dozen neighborhood yard sales. Tempted by the possibilities of amassing a small fortune AND creating space in our basement, garage, and closets, we’ve hauled all matter of objects from the house to the driveway, only to haul most of it back at the… Read More REGARDING YARD SALES or HOW TO DISTRACT ONESELF FROM THE EVER-WORSENING NATIONAL NEWS

WHY DO WE WRITE?

Why do writers write? Why do we subject ourselves to endless hours of self-imposed exile from family members, friends, phone calls, Facebook posts, CNN’s breaking news, and our Twitter feeds? There are probably as many answers to these two questions as there are writers tapping on their computer’s keys right this minute. What follows are… Read More WHY DO WE WRITE?

THIS AND THAT

The roses are abloom, the balloon flowers have opened, the orange day lilies have unfurled, and the veggie plants are poking through the soil. Our bird feeders lure gold finches, cat birds, purple finches, mockingbirds, black-capped chickadees, cardinals, and those pesky ground feeders, the squirrels. The desk in my home-office faces a wide window, so… Read More THIS AND THAT