January phenomenon

Life around home

Brethren, it is flat COLD out there. Today I saw something I’ve never seen before in my life: the wind had rolled its own snowballs. They call em snow rollers. I hear they’re all over facebook in my town, and an Ohio article today featured some cool pictures. I feel really honored that the wind […]

January 27, 2014

Pumpkin praise

Celebrations, Creations, Something from nothing

Don’t even get me started on pumpkins. I love pumpkins: at this time of year, almost more than any other shape and color. What daffodils are to spring–a concrete encapsulation of the entire point–pumpkins are to fall. Round, rustic, simple, vibrant, fertile, textured, real. And it’s Thanksgiving. Here’s an idea for what to do with […]

November 25, 2013



Tonight I saw a V of geese flying away for the winter. They were flying north-east. !! “What do you think of that?” I asked The Boss. “Well, they were probly being led by some male too proud to ask for directions,” he said. Hey, I didn’t say it. I just hope some chick finds […]

November 19, 2013

Fall is coming.


I hear it in the crickets singing of an evening. I smell it in the pumpkin and cinnamon baking together in a dozen muffin cups. I feel it in the air, a softening and slowing. In the spring I think perhaps spring is my favorite season, and in the summer I think maybe it is […]

August 30, 2013