The return of spring reminds me of lessons learned driving in Japan and helps me see our emergence from pandemic restrictions in a new way. Continue reading Living as a new leaf (spring 2021)
Is it possible to become too attached to wild turkeys? For the time being I say all’s well that ends well. Continue reading Turkey update: the hunter
After eight months back in Minnesota, I’m still finding my way home … this time with help from fellow St. Olaf College alumni. Continue reading Um yah yeah, I’m home
Our wild turkeys, with their stylized movements and flamboyant feathers, remind me of the magnificent kabuki theater I watched in Tokyo … and help me appreciate where I am right now. Continue reading Kabuki birds
If you’re not from Minnesota, you might be surprised … if you are from Minnesota, you won’t blink an eye. Continue reading April 18, Minnesota style
The turkeys are busy these days — these guys were singing back and forth across the street. Continue reading Turkey time
If my brain were a landscape, this would be it … and that’s why it’s time for a change. Continue reading On going fallow
We so often experience something for the last time without realizing it. I’m thankful for this set of #MondayMemories. Continue reading One year ago yesterday
I’m finding that haiku is a surprisingly helpful tool for getting memories on the page. Here’s one about a tooth … and the Easter bunny.
#MondayMemories Continue reading Haiku, memoir and the Easter bunny
Where do these memories come from? Today I woke up thinking about a young girl from Laos … I last saw her forty years ago — but I visited her once-upon-a-time house today.
#MondayMemories Continue reading Recalling Maria