Tag Archives: creativity

“And I thought you were JUST a housewife from Michigan!”

Dear friends and gentle readers, As promised, here is the blog entry which, edited just a tiny bit, vacuumed its way into Suzi Banks Baum’s “An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice” published in 2013.  If you’ve … Continue reading

Posted in October 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

The great and powerful longing

I awoke this morning thinking about–and feeling–longing. The longing, like a swirling snake of energy, which has lived with me since I was a wee putter-snapper.   Do you live with longing? Oh, she can be a challenging guest, that … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | 51 Comments

A non-apologetic manifesto about being weird.

First, let’s get the definition straight.  If a person is weird, what the heck does that mean? A Google search revealed these synonyms:  strange – odd – peculiar – quaint – uncanny – bizarre. Now that we *almost* know the … Continue reading

Posted in January 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 76 Comments

Thank you for four wonderful years of blogging here.

Yep, my friends, it’s been four years of blogging on WordPress come Winter Solstice. Will you forgive me a post down Memory’s Lane? My first WordPress blog started after lighting a grand solstice fire on a snowy night out in … Continue reading

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Fare thee well, fallow fields and yet another blogging break

And now…it’s time for this one to take another blogging break. Yes, you knew this would happen, didn’t you? You recognize the pattern, don’t you, even though I’ve tried to deny it? Some of us create, create, create, create…and then … Continue reading

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When a legally blind man calls you “Gorgeous”

Life is really super-duper absolutely inarguably funny. Two days ago I wrote a Farewell for a Little While post.  See ya @ Thanksgiving, readers, because creative fields must lie fallow.  (Oh how Munira and Lisa and I love the word “fallow”.  Isn’t … Continue reading

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Blinded by the light

Apparently, once I wrote a blog post called Blinded by the light. It must have been a long, long time ago because the memory of writing this is now covered in darkness. On Monday morning I quickly signed into WordPress … Continue reading

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The art my camera liked in San Diego

Before I quit posting photos and stories about our recent trip to San Diego for the wedding of our eldest and his bride, may I show you some pictures of art that my camera liked in the streets among farmers … Continue reading

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Four in the morning

It’s four in the morning. Blackness outside the window, peppered by lightning streaking the sky, revealing skeleton trees and lone patches of snow. Thunder rumbles incessantly in the distance, clearing its throat, mumbling of possible rain showers. I dreamed restlessly as lightning … Continue reading

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I cannot write another dashing headline. Cannot type another amusing or clever or exciting word. (Even if it’s only amusing or clever or exciting in my own mind…) Someone pushed the “pause” button and everything creative simply screeched to a halt. … Continue reading

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