The Birth of a Painting

The Birth of a Painting

The Gift This painting hangs in the living room of my house. It didn’t always. Once upon a time there was a large painting of cattails going to seed upon this wall. It was one of the ugliest paintings I’ve ever seen, and I had no desire to see it on a daily basis. But...
Notebooks

Notebooks

I’ve become obsessed with notebooks. I have nothing against loose-leaf paper. Loose-leaf gives me freedom to abandon the stories that aren’t showing me any love. As Margaret Atwood says… The wastebasket is your friend. But the ease of tossing loose paper gives me an...
My Bah-humbug Book List

My Bah-humbug Book List

It’s that time of year again. I’m not referring to the Holidays, or setting aside time to take stock of what I did or didn’t accomplish over the last eleven months in order to prepare for those dreaded New Year’s Resolutions. I refuse to...