March 15, 2013
We might break a temperature record here today, something in the 70s. Walking the dog through the neighborhood this morning I noticed dozens of 4-5 inch green spears, bulbs of all varieties--daffodils, crocus, iris, tulips, maybe some hyacinths. Just days ago it was like a treasure hunt to find a tiny green triangle here (more…)
February 11, 2013
Sometimes I think the best way to ensure something WON'T happen, is to make a New Year's Resolution to make it happen. All together now, raise your hand if you're still going strong on your 2013 resolution! Umm... Hello...? Anyone...?
Yeah. Me either. I was expending an inordinate amount of energy in January not doing my resolution: doing all the things connected to being a published novelist that aren't writing an actual novel.
For too many years now I have had a finger on the (more…)
August 24, 2012
I get weepy every fall as I watch parents either towing, or being towed, toward that First Great Departure: kindergarten. But this year, I should have a tattoo on my forehead: Downsizing Boomer. The general public would then be on notice that at any given moment I might either shove some random household item (more…)