Something about sewing.

"Home," as Jimmy Carter wrote, in a piece for The Bitter Southerner, "is a complicated idea." I've been sewing in the mornings, sitting in my chair by the window, sipping coffee and stitching in the few quiet moments before other more immediate responsibilities take the stage, which usually isn't very long. Sewing, and this kind … Continue reading Something about sewing.

Something about faith.

I've been thinking about dreams, and commitment, and faith. About heart and head, yin and yang, art and science. About how paths wander apart and then reconnect in ways that aren't always predictable. Taking that last metaphor forward, today's post is a trail that diverts a little from the path we've been on here recently: … Continue reading Something about faith.

Cloudy with a chance of weekend.

I intended to finish and post this piece during the part of the day generally referred to as "lunch time," a time of day also sometimes referred to as "lunch break." But I didn't get it finished mid-day because I did that most American of things and worked through the lunchtime hour. (Fun walk back … Continue reading Cloudy with a chance of weekend.

A few things: January 2022

How about a monthly round-up post (which I haven't done in a while) to get back in the swing of things after taking most of January off from writing (and most other things, other than work and spending time with my children while they were home)? OK. We'll start here: What I'm curious about, at … Continue reading A few things: January 2022

Blue plate special.

I've been under the weather since right after Christmas, but today I'm finally starting to feel "normal" again. Some thoughts on that, along with notes on how I've been spending my down time, a "curative" soup recipe, Apple Watch insanity, my favorite Mary Chapin Carpenter song, and a few other things. Think of it as … Continue reading Blue plate special.

A few things: November/December 2021

It's December. Go ahead, say that out loud and see if it sounds any better spoken than in your head. D*E*C*E*M*B*E*R Didn't we just have December, like four months ago? (I even wrote about it, and offered a recipe for cheese grits and a video tutorial on making pretty candles using Oui yogurt jars. Where … Continue reading A few things: November/December 2021