Perhaps you thought I'd forgotten, or maybe that I'd dropped the idea. You'd be wrong. Back in January 2017 I asked (begged) you to Art, Harder. Do it for your brain, I suggested, or for the future of the world, for your own entertainment, or for no reason at all. Do it because binary thinking … Continue reading Art Harder: a reminder and DIY project
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, I would come home from (elementary and middle) school and watch TV and eat cereal and sometimes do homework. What I watched varied from year to year, but the line up included the full GenX play list: I Love Lucy, Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, Hogan's … Continue reading A few things: October 2019
An actual family dinner conversation (and yes, I have shared this one before, but what follows it is all new): SON: [to MOM] "So, why'd you move all that stuff and mess up the big room?" MOM: "I need more space for my art and sewing and things. Maybe I'll have people over, teach a … Continue reading Family dinner.
Rise early, and head to the farmers market so you'll have the best pick of produce. Or, alternately, sleep in and head to the market when you're awake and have had some coffee. Don't like farmers markets? Fine. But know that you'll need tomatoes for this dinner, and grocery tomatoes will not do. Buy loads … Continue reading A summer dinner.
It's the season of honeysuckle and privet, of peonies, iris, and azaleas. Trees decked out in full, fresh green, unlike the worn-out color they'll be showing come Labor Day. Walk outside and take in the intoxicating fragrance and colors of high spring, here for only a few more weeks. (If you are the sneezy type … Continue reading A few things: May 2019
OK, 2019, let's go. Hoppin' John and greens (and a spicy bloody Mary)? Check. New calendars up? Check. Christmas tree down? Not quite; but today (January 5th) is the last day of Christmas, so I've got a few more hours. BONUS? A surprise New Year's Day visit from a pal who brought her daughter to … Continue reading Start on the right note.
A few notes on writing, cooking, working, reading, from the long, hot month of May.
"To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June." - Jean-Paul Sartre Our Christmas tree sparkled clear through Epiphany and beyond, lighting that particular corner of its room for so long that we were tempted to just leave it up. "When it starts to brown, we can … Continue reading A few things: January 2018