10 Minute Prompts

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Madame Chiang’s

I’m trying to get rid of stuff but it’s hard to pass up an estate sale when it’s right in the path of walking to work. I bought this cute vintage cookbook for .25 (I love the 1940 graphics and typeface!) and when I said I liked this chair the owner let me have it.… Continue reading Madame Chiang’s

Rain Garden

“May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire.” An Irish Blessing The garden looked so beautiful today after an afternoon rain shower I had to go snap some pictures. If you… Continue reading Rain Garden

Food for Thought-To Be Eaten In The Wind

“To appreciate the wild and sharp flavors of these October fruits, it is necessary that you be breathing the sharp October or November air. What is sour in the house a bracing walk makes sweet. Some of these apples might be labeled, “To be eaten in the wind.” It takes a savage or wild taste… Continue reading Food for Thought-To Be Eaten In The Wind

The Pillow Book

I particularly despise people who express themselves poorly in writing. Sei Shonagon Considered to be “one of the greatest works of Japanese literature” The Pillow Book is a lovely poetic journal filled with all sorts of observations, gossip, lists, poetry and prose from a Court woman in Japan in the Heian period. Because I was… Continue reading The Pillow Book

The inner music of words

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music the words make. Truman Capote, McCall’s, November 1967

Julie & Julia

I can’t wait to see this movie! My sister saw it at early release and she told me it was great. Julia Child is definitely a hero of mine; her first book wasn’t published until she was in her 50’s so there’s still hope for me.