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The three things which surpass understanding: the work of the bees, the mind of women, and the flow and ebb of the tide.ancient Irish triad In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I’m going to post Irish quotes until March 17th. I’m sure I can find something Irish and something creative at the same time. I… Continue reading More on Decluttering

One Good Thing About Snow…

There’s one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor’s. ~Clyde Moore All this week we’ve had unseasonably warm weather high 60’s and 70’s most days and then this morning, snow. We needed it desperately so I’m not complaining it was very welcome. The garden and the yard are… Continue reading One Good Thing About Snow…

Walks In The Woods

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. John Lubbock I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and… Continue reading Walks In The Woods


“It’s possible, in a poem or short story, to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language, and to endow those things—a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman’s earring—with immense, even startling power.”— Raymond Carver Think you can write a la Raymond Carver? Raymond Carver’s poems and stories… Continue reading Carver

A Quote from Papa

In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dull and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape… Continue reading A Quote from Papa