Here are recent posts on our respective blogs, Anthrotopia & Wander-Bird:
- I know I'm not alone in being captivated by beautiful doors.
They say something.
It's not just bold paint, calling out to us, though the bright colors are eye-catching.
Maybe it's the attention to detail. It says, someone cared enough to create beauty here at a threshold, in a shared space.
There's a generosity inherent in beautiful doors. It says, ...more
- It was a good idea but I just didn't know how to use it well enough and didn't have the patience to figure out if I have a login account to the Wordpress support site.
Does anyone know of a plugin or add-on or ?? that makes it easy to link a Pinterest account with a ...more
- for which I sincerely apologize.
If you're thinking, "what?" then count your lucky stars you missed out on a flood of posts from yours truly.
I installed a plugin that I thought would just import my Pinterest pins to my media library!! Instead it posted them. All. 822 of them (more or less, ...more
Hear that creak and the bang of train cars moving out?
After a long hiatus, the wheels are turning once again!
2015 was a doozy of a year. Well, I take it back, it wasn't as much of a doozy as it could have been (I mean in the scheme of things it was pretty decent, though I lost ...more
- The north wind is gusting outside - it comes racing down the Central Valley, picks up topsoil and whatever isn't tied down. The air has a haze and is harried by the change in weather. The house holds firm but exhales now and then as it braces itself
Each season we have days that blow past ...more
National Poetry Moth
I hereby nominate you, dusk winged silence,
to be our mascot,
you who've eaten
and eaten so well every night
on the collards in my garden.
Your greenlit body
made to consume and digest and transform,
your sister sipping the moon's flowers,
your brother beating at my window
saying (oh, why won't she let me in?)
saying specifically what I can't hear because I'm
- Words and I aren’t having the best of relationships right now.
It started out decently at the beginning of February but by the end had deteriorated.
1. I learned a poem by heart. I spoke it aloud in the car, rolling it over and over. Then I returned to other poems I’d learned already and had let fall ...more
- Part of the occasional series, Fiction Going Nowhere.
I've always felt that the dead are pretty quiet folk. They sound mostly like dry leaves, or like the skitterings of mice.
Having survived the deaths of four family members, two friends, and a stranger, plus living next to the cemetery are bound to make a person inclined to ...more
- Just for your visual pleasure, the Mendocino Coast in ...more
- * I know most of my Wander-Bird visitors are here because we know each other on the How To Think Sideways Forums. On the off chance that you arrived without coming across Holly Lisle’s many writing classes, may I introduce them to you by way of the story of how I took her How to ...more