Summer of Dog-Ears or Distracted Mind

  It has been a summer of dog-earing, folding down corners of books and projects that will be finished later.  In my home, the rooms are scattered with magazine articles and stories I am coming back to, novels I’ve opened and marked, little dog-ears that promise later, soon, maybe in the winter.  I have a…

Chasing Sylvia Beach by Cynthia Morris

What we do says more about us than what we speak, and if we commit ourselves to a creative practice, we’ll learn a lot about who we are and what we’ll fight for.~Cynthia Morris A few weeks back, I received a package in the mail. Inside a US Priority mail envelope was a book covered…

ethereal

The Complete Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly: Something I found today on The Gardener’s Eden blog while investigating shade-loving plants. I envision a full/lush/crowded/healthy border of plants on the northwestern side of the shade garden, grounded by hostas, featuring a trellis for climbing autumn clematis. I have so much time for imagination. Lately the monarch…

You start to live

Sometimes you need to get in the car even though the temperature feels like it is a hundred degrees Fahrenheit with humidity because there is a garage band practicing somewhere in your complex and it is too hot to complain. You get in the car, roll four windows down and drive toward the beach, only…