In my previous piece I mentioned the difference between cruising several countries in a week, and actually walking past the docks into the city you’re supposed to be visiting. I’ve never been on a cruise, so I suppose you have to consider my opinion as biased. But the reality is, there is a stark difference between […]
A woman that worked there, knew I was going to be sitting there for some time. As she left for lunch, she kindly offered to bring me back some coffee or a snack. Too overwhelmed, I politely declined and thanked her. A couple of hours later she offered again, on her way out to pick up her kids from school. I sheepishly thanked her, and declined her kind offer. Unwilling to relent, she approached me a short while later to give me a Coke and a Planter’s protein pack with assorted snacks. It was all I could do not to burst into tears.
I had ten trees in my hand and they had also sent two “bonus trees” as a thank you for my membership and survey. Now I had twelve. In June, when I read ten trees, I didn’t think much of it. I’ve got an acre and a half, plenty of room, right? Well, yes, but there’s more to it than that. Until they arrived in the mail, I didn’t know what kind of trees I was getting.
The second chapter of my serial novel, Winter House. “Sorry,” Bob said. His head shook slightly, giving confirmation to Ted’s idea that the story he was about to share was not appropriate for Todd. “I know why people said they left. But it was just a rumor.” Ted and Terry exchanged another glance. This time […]
My thoughts on the time of year and one of my favorite writer’s vision of hope for the future. Superficially, Low is a tale of an unwillingness to give up. A wisdom passed down from story to story, through generation after generation. It is about the drive of humanity to survive when all odds indicate […]
Read Parts 1 and 2, to learn more. I’m going to go ahead and warn you that if you’re familiar with permaculture, some of this will make you groan. I do not proclaim to be a professional or expert when it comes to this sort of thing. All I have are books, lots of time […]
In Part 1, I outlined the last three years of work my family and I have completed in our yard. It’s pretty crazy for me to put that in a timeline. Those three years feel like twice that, largely because of the amount of effort we’ve put in. This fall I stood back and looked […]