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
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
Watching Leo’s coat change caused me to reflect that hardships do more than challenge us … Continue reading Beauty from challenge
March 3 — Girls’ Day — dismayed me, as a newly divorced woman in Japan. But it probably also helped me find my unexpected path toward parenthood. Continue reading Happy Girls’ Day
A snap decision or comment can have a major impact on our lives. So can a few snowflakes. (Thank goodness!) #MondayMemories Continue reading Second-chance snow
Sometimes it’s fun to go back to the beginning. Here’s one of the first versions of masala chai I experimented with back in 2007 or 2008. Continue reading Make your own masala chai