Our Grant and his friends … toasting their good fortune (with red mountain dew) … and heading out the door for homecoming. Being home this year so I can see the action and enjoy the excitement has been wonderful. I am so proud of Grant’s deportment in social situations like this.
I wrote this for the class I took called Ecology of Language and Place. It was posted on April 13, 2009. Although I would rework it some today, the essence of the piece is fairly intact. I was actually looking for something else, and discovered that the class blog was still active! Here is a […]
I have decided to record my work this year on NaNoWriMo in a separate category on this website. You can view the entry page with a progress log under the “Literary Pursuits” category in the menu bar. Here is a link to the NaNoWriMo 2012 page. Each day’s entry will be posted linked to that […]
There is a pattern developing in the weather! Although the forecasters are predicting a drier than normal autumn and winter (which I would rather not have!), for the moment the weather seems mostly to have settled in to a comfortable rhythm. What puzzles me at the moment is that, most years, the bigleaf maples are […]
I am fortunate enough that, while we really can use every penny I earn, I am not desperately trying to support myself or anyone else on what I earn. As a substitute teacher, IF I worked full days every day of the months that school is in session, I would not be able to pay […]
This is from about 3 p.m. today. Click on the picture to play the video. Use your browser’s “back” button to return to this page when you are done.
Sunday, as I was walking toward the house from the garden, I decided to take a long cut through the orchard and under the large chestnut tree. On the ground, I spied a chestnut — spiky and green, stem and dried flowers still attached. When I picked it up, thinking it would be fun to […]
After years of stagnation in house and yard, we made progress in the garden, and the flower beds are much neater and prolific. And now, we are making progress in the house, as evidenced by the (recycled/reclaimed) green carpet in the living room that should help us keep a little warmer this winter. The piano […]