It’s coming!

| August 18, 2011

Fall, that is. Still haven’t gotten around to taking a better photo, but this is going on across the road from our neighborhood. I love that shade of orange. Don’t you? I love Autumn, the way the sunlight and shadows tilt down the hill from the houses across the street, the way the heat dissipates […]

Randomly Wednesday

| August 17, 2011

The best thing about a random post day? I can just choose a photo I like. It doesn’t have to make sense. This one is a note the kitty made for our girl when she was coming home from a trip. Seriously. You can tell he wrote it because he always signs with a paw […]


| August 16, 2011

I were here–over there–to the right. A couple of writerly friends and I take a week every November to write on a beach somewhere. Actually, I used to write on the beach when I was a little girl with sticks in the sand. Nowadays, we rent a house and use laptops and write words the […]

Ooops! Busy Week!

| August 15, 2011

Elsewhere. But I’m back now. I wanted to add a photo of our changing leaves, but I didn’t care for the ones I took so maybe sometime this week. I also wanted to read. No time for that. A friend of mine is just now reading the Harry Potter books, and she’s tearing through them […]

Stormy Weekend

| August 8, 2011

I finally got to the coffee shop this weekend, where I had a pickle, a delicious BLT on pumpernickel, and a yummy vat ‘o coffee. And the atmosphere was cozy and creative, and I wrote and wrote and wrote. While I listened to Sara Bareilles, “Gravity” on my iPod. On repeat. She was perfect for […]

It’s Friday!

| August 5, 2011

And I’m considering a break. Not from work; from a diet. I’m in the mood for bacon and eggs, and I’d love a pancake! And some coffee that I haven’t made myself. So, it’s a field trip work day. I’m planning to pack up the laptop, head out for a prodigious breakfast, and then mosey […]


| August 4, 2011

Today would have been my grandmother’s birthday. She died when I was twelve. She was the first person close to me who died, and her death was the first time I realized how long “never” was going to be. I stayed in her brother’s home the night before the funeral. They’d told me my aunt […]

Hello, Tuesday

| August 2, 2011

You’ve arrived earlier than I expected. How many hours do you have? I suspect someone is pilfering hours from each day. Have you brought any friends? Rain? Clouds? A few extra minutes? No? You arrive empty-handed? And in a hurry. I’d better get moving if I’m going to keep up! Can we stop for coffee?

Random Musing on a Sunday Night

| August 1, 2011

This is a random post because I’m tired. I’m writing Sunday night, while Gorky Park plays in the background. Love this unexpected treat! Watching a movie set in a freezing Russian winter while here, it’s hotter than–it’s hot as can be! Anyway, first random thought–the early 80s were amazing for movies! Gorky Park, ET, Indiana Jones, […]