Signal your turns

“People change and forget to tell each other.” – Lillian Hellman My sweet, old Ford Bronco II has 172,000 miles of history in it, a broken driver’s side door that has to be opened from the outside, a passenger window stuck in one position not quite all the way up to...

37 days challenge

"I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." – Joan Didion This blog began with a sense of urgency that centered around what I would do if I only had 37...

Draw circles

“The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end. It is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays –"Circles” Let’s imagine that all...

Wear a candle on your head

“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.” -WH Auden, 1907 A few years ago one December, as I prepared to leave for a business trip, my husband John (aka Kurt Vonnegut’s Mr....

Write some blues

“I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.” – Duke Ellington I entered a writing contest six months ago with “Laid to Rest in Suit Number Nine,” a quirky little Southern gothic tale about a fastidious man named Nial who numbered all his...