Runed

Runed

Two decades ago my inner life was in turmoil. My father’s death in 1994 had pulled my spiritual and emotional legs out from under me. I didn’t realize this for years, wrote it off as grief-induced internal discord. Eventually, I told myself, I’d get over it. Daily...
When in Doubt, Use a Picture Prompt

When in Doubt, Use a Picture Prompt

Most times it’s easy for me to come up with a weekly blog topic. Today is not “most times.” So many different things are going on right now I can’t settle down to one idea and really dig in. Enter: the picture prompt. Writing prompts are a means of stimulating...
Critics in the Classroom

Critics in the Classroom

If you’re reading this blog, chances are like to read in general. When did your love of reading start? Did a family member read to you when you were little and/or was your love of reading kindled in grade school? I was lucky enough to have both experiences. Trips to...
The Tracking Life

The Tracking Life

At this time of year there are many ways to indulge in the tracking life. In the morning I can search for deer tracks in the front yard snow. There’s also the time-honored ‘keeping track’ of the long list of things to accomplish for the holidays. My faithful steed the...
Tips for Making Catnip Mice

Tips for Making Catnip Mice

In all the rush and flutter of holiday shopping, do you find yourself saying “OMG! I forgot about the cats!”? Thankfully, I am not in this position. Something about having four cats makes it hard to forget about them. Last weekend I embarked on my seasonal hand-made...
To Darkness Bring Light

To Darkness Bring Light

When you find yourself surrounded by darkness, bring light. This is my motto for the coming weeks of winter and the next few years of anticipated political events. Call me Pollyanna, but I refuse to sit around feeling miserable because the sun goes down at 4 PM or...
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