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Good evening. As I write this, the Christmas tree lights are twinkling at random. Yes, we like the old-fashioned light bulbs that have their own blinkers! Call me a rebel:) Would it surprise you if I told you I stare at the shadows they make on the ceiling. A story or two has been inspired… Continue reading Serious Thinkers


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The components of my first children’s book are coming together!!!

Color me excited! The main character of my book, a little red oak sapling, has been drawn, revised, revised again and is looking amazing! This project is a first for yours truly and for my illustrator who also happens to be my wonderful daughter-in-law:) I have also been fortunate to find a cover designer living next door to Minnesota in North Dakota. What????Just like foraging for local foods, I appreciate being able to support a “local” designer. When this book is ready for printing, it will be EPIC!

While hiking our woods the other day, before the newest snow fell, I saw this tree laying on the ground. Name the thoughts, ideas or imagery it creates for you. Write them down. Now, close your eyes, or not, and see the story in your mind and heart. Or write the words in your journal and come back to them later. You may have an entirely new story pop into your head! There is no limit to one’s imagination! How fun is that???

Write a story, poem or paragraph inspired by this log.