The wail like a siren in the night: Baby down! Shocked to face the world alone, even briefly.
Recently I learned that a coworker lost a child to suicide and it hit me hard. I’m not going into details here about his loss, but I want to reflect briefly on it.Continue reading “Loss”
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In late September, I finally put The Starless Sea to rest. While full of lovely prose, big ideas and an interesting world, I found it very disappointing.Continue reading “Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern”
This is a Paeonia officinalis, taken back in May of this year. We were in the midst of the pandemic but still hopeful that things would turn around, as long as we all quarantined for a few weeks.
We were wrong about that, but the flowers were lovely.
This class consisted of two virtual meetings over Zoom, where we discussed how poetry (and writing, in general) can help heal trauma. Then, we put what we learned to work in crafting some new poems.Continue reading “Poetry vs Trauma Class”
I took this photo back in June, when the husband and I were going on some very nice long walks. I’m not a great photographer, but it’s fun to noodle around. I think I’d like to practice some more.
According to some Google searching, this is a Lantana camara. It is a pretty species but a bit aggressive.