Attention: Time to Eat

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story Lovingly, The Writing Nag

A Discovery…

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi On Saturday I spent about three hours in Florence, Colorado. It was raining most of the day so rummaging through the twenty antique/junk shops in Florence sounded like a good way to spend the morning. I don’t have a lot of… Continue reading A Discovery…

Another Rainy, Lazy Day

How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.  William Faulkner It is the fifth day of cold, rainy weather…very reminiscent of Portland and Ireland. I am of course enjoying it because I’m one of those people who loves gray days. While I enjoy the sun I’d rather have the… Continue reading Another Rainy, Lazy Day

The Swift Leap of a Good Story

“Isak Dinesen said that she wrote a little every day, without hope and without despair. I like that.” Raymond Carver The Writer’s Almanac reminded me that today would have been Raymond Carver’s 71st birthday. Raymond Carver was one of the first short story writers I read after a teacher told me that one of my… Continue reading The Swift Leap of a Good Story

The greatest gift

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. Hanna Rion This afternoon is cool and rainy, which is a nice break from the unseasonably warm week we had last week. This spring we have a pair of doves in the garden, they perch on the roof of the garage in… Continue reading The greatest gift

Wild, Creative Delight

The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite and builds a road into Chaos and old Night, and is followed by those who hear him with something of wild, creative delight. Ralph Waldo Emerson Two new and fantastic books I’m reading for fun this week. The first one is a graphic travel novel… Continue reading Wild, Creative Delight

A Library with no Late Fees

I saw this awhile back but looked a little closer this morning. BookSwim is calling it self the “Netflix of books.” Choose your books, they mail them to you, keep them as long as you want no late fees. You can purchase the books at a discount if you decide you can’t live without them.… Continue reading A Library with no Late Fees