On Saturday my sister Kathy (pictured in photo 4) attended the Rally to Save the American Dream at the statehouse in Boston, Massachusetts, joining the ranks of citizens around the country who are standing with Wisconsin and other states where Republican governors are continuing to give tax breaks to corporations and the very rich—while cutting […]
"A blog is to a writer what a canvas is to an artist." ~ Colleen Redman
Archive for February, 2011
Something stinks in Denmark and on my desk. Stink bugs. Like skunks, they make you want to stay clear. They seem to have learned how to fly and they multiply. They aren’t cute like the ladybugs we were infested with last year. I’ve been all together too nice to them and I think they’re taking […]
1. Daily Blogging is like dressing but not like window dressing. Although comfort comes first, I’ve got to post what feels meaningful, but I also care what others think and like to make a good impression. 2. The first sign of the coming of spring in my yard is the many earth mound trails from […]
One of the benefits of living in the country is that I sometimes travel around to different parts of the county to meet my egg supplier and buy farm eggs from her, getting to see things along the way that I wouldn’t normally see. More Old Haunts HERE. Others posting Wordless are HERE.
I haven’t done an award meme in years, but I figured that receiving two Stylish Blogging Awards in one week was a sign, so I’ve taken up the challenge. According to the slightly varied instructions given at the blogs that so generously awarded me (Wendy at Herding Cats in Hammond River and Pearl from Humanyns), […]
A golden coin with light to spend burns a hole in night’s dark pocket
__________ Leave me alone to press my thoughts like rare flowers in an hardcover book __________ Give me time to write the lyrics to the melody of morning to pray on a rosary of silence __________ I need to measure each day by the stretch of light and shadow see the moon as a bowl […]
1. Reading Country Dew’s Valentine post title, “I heart my readers” made me wonder how many “secret admirers” readers I have. 2. I’m jealous of Carrie Bradshaw of Sex in the City, not because she dated John Corbett, has an exciting life in New York City and is a stylish dresser, but because she reportedly […]
More Wordless on Wednesday HERE.
It sounds so unromantic, but Joe and I are a couple who mutually forget the date of our wedding anniversary. We both agree it was a blue moon in June but need a pencil to figure the rest. Even so, sometimes we manage to pull off an occasional unrehearsed celebratory marking of our 24 year […]
Starring the window displays of New Mountain Mercantile, The Flower and Gift Shop, and Chic’s Antiques in downtown Floyd.
A Handful of Fun Like Father Like Son Rock-a-bye Bliss Baby’s Big Sis ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DADDY DYLAN, MY SON. More HERE. And more photos of my baby’s baby HERE.
The shock has nearly worn off. The news I didn’t want to hear. I’ve followed the human health and environmental devastation caused by uranium mining on tribal lands for a few decades. I’ve written letters to the editor against nuclear power because there is no safe way to store the radioactive waste left behind, toxic […]
1. Years ago a friend gave me a roll of red duct tape because my last name is Redman. 2. An eccentric guy once presented me with a box full of things that were red: dishes and books with the word “red” in the title. 3. I’m the kind of person who was sad when […]
One of the benefits of writing is that I get to travel around to different parts of the county to do interviews and see things I wouldn’t otherwise see. More playing Wordless Wednesday HERE.
A dialogue circle is a microcosm of the larger circles of family, community and world. In circle, we each bring a piece to the woven living art of conversation. But is it the right piece? Is it true? How does my piece affect others? The dialogue circle I belong to is small enough, and the […]
Last week I was on my way to an upstairs meeting room at The Floyd Country Store to interview SustainFloyd director Mike Burton for a story of local foods initiatives when this photo-op stopped me in my tracks. In a five minute stop, I learned that Farm Girls and Feed Sacks had formed in January, […]