Leaving our dog in the care of my mother-in-law forced me to recognize the futility of one of my most highly developed skills: worrying. Continue reading What, me worry?
When you’re asked “how are you,” what do you say these days? Sometimes I’ve answered, “Held together by duct tape.” But, big picture, that’s not really what’s holding me together … Continue reading How are you?
Living back in my home state, I’m listening for the greatest hits of the Minnesota vernacular. Continue reading Different
Born and raised a flatlander, I have always been awed by mountains, but sometimes they get in the way … Continue reading Joy No. 47
Thank you to everyone who has written a review for The Same Moon — we’ve hit 41 reviews on Amazon and seven on Goodreads! Continue reading We made it to 41!
Is there a specific word for the joy we can feel when returning to a place that feels like — is — home? Continue reading Joy No. 46
I am doing a Zoom book event for The Same Moon TOMORROW (Wednesday, Oct. 7) at 2 p.m. (Pacific Time) as part of the “Power of the Pen” series … Continue reading Meet me on Zoom?
Moving across the country, back to the neighborhood where I grew up, has left me without words …. well, almost. It also has me wondering about the idea of belonging and how we find our place in the world. Continue reading Moving home
Book groups are a welcome break from isolating times, and this group of indominable women met in the midst of wildfire smoke (in WA) and my move (in MN). #thankful Continue reading Living the dream — book groups!
While we grumbled about rain drenching our tent, our socks and everything else, the region we so recently left suffered smoke and superheated winds. I worry about my friends. I wonder about the tomatoes and zucchini ripening in our garden, the hanging pots of petunias. Our hearts and minds are split between old home and new, our attention on friends and family in both places. … Continue reading From landscapes to skyscapes