Gregor Moser on Unsplash I say wise things all the time. Follow me around for a day and you will be stunned at the wit, the insight, the penetrating line of thought. Or not. There are plenty of days when I save my words for my stories, spend my time drafting and deleting, discovering my characters… Continue reading It Was Fresh When It Was Frozen
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot She guided me there. I didn’t pay attention: Got marvelous lost Finding my way back. She’d posted a terrific quote from a favorite writer,… Continue reading Finding Home
The simple promise: Eat something totally new; Report the results. As I prepared to travel, I promised one of my favorite bloggers that I would eat something different, daunting, and mysterious — and report back on the encounter. During her own recent travels, she ate a nasty-sounding dish called smushed peas and was stunned by how much… Continue reading No Idea What We Ate…But It Was Delicious
Every Saturday, when the groceries were bought and put away, the dog had been fed, and the windows opened to air out weekday stuffiness, she would get in her car and drive. The gas tank was full (Friday was ten cents off a gallon). Sunglasses on, windows down, music loud, she would drive until she… Continue reading The Forgetting Place
I am in a town that I have never known, where my cousins grew up, thrived, and left for their own homes in other places. This weekend, I am visiting them by way of a funeral, honoring and bidding farewell to their father, a remarkable man with mischief in his eye, a quick wit, and… Continue reading Coming Home to a Place I Never Knew
Small boy on train shrieks: Wheels go faster, faster! Look! We look and we see… Kneeling on the seat for a good view out the window, the young boy declared his constant joy, the inconceivable thrill of riding a commuter train to New York City. Every sight, every sound was a precious wonder gasped… Continue reading Best Ride Ever!