What started out as a fun project in the woods has become more. Previously, we set an area aside for camping. Later deciding to build a small structure, what I like to call “The Shanty”. Reusing lumber, sheet metal, and pallets procured from various places, limiting our need to buy new materials. We purchased the base supports…Read More
“Reading with Patrick” by Michelle Kuo Non-fiction, 279 pages. What a fitting book for our time. This book explores the bond that forms between teacher and student. The setting is the deep south, Helena, Arkansas. Told through the eyes of the teacher Michelle Kuo, a deeply personal account of her struggles with decisions she made…Read More
You write by sitting down and writing. There’s no particular time or place — you suit yourself, your nature… Eventually everyone learns his or her own best way.
~ Bernard Malamud
I found this at the end of an article on The Mission about the habits of famous writers.
A great way to stay cool during the summer. Liquid refreshment and a cooling soak for the feet.Read More
Although summer is upon us, it’s a great time to consider a fall photo session. All seasons allow for beautiful and unique photos. However, fall is my favorite for photos. The weather is cooler. The leaves are multicolored. It’s right before the holidays. Photo gifts for family and holiday cards are both crowd pleasers. Last…Read More
Hello, is this mic on? Thump, thump, and here goes. My fascination with writing started at an early age. In elementary school, I wrote stories complete with crude artwork. Funny how I can remember the first stories I wrote as a young girl. One titled “How Giraffes Got Their Long Neck”, another titled “The Terrible Kings Island…Read More
My place in the world is among the trees. My son calls me a tree hugger, it’s an accurate description. I love trees, their sheer strength and yet the flexibility they possess. At this moment there is no other place I would rather be.Read More
My favorite beer happens to be from Wisconsin. I drank the last one last night and it is unlikely I will have another for a long time. This beer is only available in Wisconsin and I live in Indiana. Makes me sad. However, when I am lucky enough to score some from a friend I…Read More
“Future Home of the Living God” by Louise Erdrich (267 pages) This dystopian page turning novel cuts a little close to our current society. One of monitoring and tracking throughout our daily lives. In the novel it has went further but the similarities are uncanny. In this futuristic world, evolution has not only stopped but…Read More