The Weight and Thing of a Book

As I look over my blog posts, I realize I have posted about events, and cartons, and what’s coming up, but I have not really spoken of what it feels like to have a book published. It feels good. There were many, many revisions that were worked over. There are notes I’d write about possible…

Sweet News

Right now, the snow is whirling like a dust storm in a frenzy of wind.  Once again, Cape Cod has weather. Friday night, Stephen Russell of Wellfleet Market Place, which features an uncommonly fine collection of books on its shelves, hosted a reading and launch for As Sweet as Honey.  In an evening full of…

All around the ice is melting

February has always in my mind contained a “false spring.”  I must have heard the phrase in Iowa, decades back, where a lull in the harshness of winter, where as newly arrived graduate students, we were told that temperatures could freeze eyelashes, created a sense of spring.  Somehow I imagine forsythia blooming, but I am…

Sunday After

All in all, it was just twenty-four hours without power or heat.  Frigid cold though.  How much I take for granted. The snow covered all the windows completely, except for a few small streaks to peer through. The wind rattled my home so fiercely I realized that the way my unit was shaped, I lived…