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 […]
As does everything in life, my self-indulgent writing hobby is evolving. Growing, even. That means keeping the house in order. So the name has changed, and the content will be more focused. I promise, it’s not you, it’s me.
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 […]
I’m fortunate in that I’ve been asked to contribute to a new fiction section of National Road Magazine. Read the first installment of an adventure I’ve been waiting to start for some time. The house wasn’t exactly what they’d wanted, but the location and price were right. It had charm, after all. It had obviously […]
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 […]
Our yard has a problem. It’s too damn big. It’s uneven and bumpy. There are a lot of old, unkempt trees around the property. It’s…a lot. Since we moved into our home in 2014, we’ve spent the majority of our time improving the outside. Prior to our purchase, more than half the yard was full […]