I hope you have some ungainly lycra in your future.
Designing a cover. No big deal really.
He says there’s plenty of time for patience when he’s in his grave.
This is my Grandfather Horse. He had a birthday this week–you don’t want to know how old his is. He had some rough, debilitating years recently but he’s doing holding his own today. I was mucking in the wind with my hood up and I heard hooves coming up fast from behind. He was bucking … Read more
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, … it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we … Read more
There’s always an argument to feel like a loser. On any given day, it’s easy to make a list of excuses in support of not trying. No one has enough time. A lack of money is real, and some dreams are so complicated and distant, it’s hard to even find a first step. Maybe it … Read more
Disclaimer: I’m no Hemingway. I don’t write drunk. I fall asleep after one glass of wine–on the sofa, with five or six of my closest friends. But I will admit to sharing a cold chardonnay with Edgar Rice Burro from time to time. I’m just like most women. My longest relationship is with some extra … Read more
Ralph Waldo, this is crazy-making advice. Because breaking a trail might require a machete or snow shoes or a 75 foot sailboat. At the very least it will require slipping a few knots of behavior that have been a support. As I look around my circle of friends, so many of us are not where … Read more
I know, but they’re the closest fit to the quote that I have here on the farm. Watch ’em at supper time and tell me what you think. It’s February, that time of the year when winter and spring take turns tormenting us with Seasonal Bi-Polar Weather Mood Disorder. It involves shedding, itching, and wearing … Read more
Irony–I love it. It’s right up there with self-deprecating humor. O’Connor wrote Good Country People–she knew something about writing and farm life. Maybe she was being literal in this quote but I think I’ll stick with ironic. I’ve been pondering the concept of Purgatory. At this date, my submissions have been launched for a month … Read more