Dawn Redwood: The Adventure Begins — 2/1/23 update: first sprout!

Last year I started following a facebook group, “Big Trees Michigan.”  It was there that I learned about the sequoia trees living in Manistee. About a month ago, someone posted a picture of a Dawn Redwood tree living in Michigan and again was flabbergasted. As if that wasn’t enough, the mother of a friend, who…

Quote of the Day 020123 — Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Clarissa Pinkola Estés (born January 27, 1945) is a first-generation American writer and Jungian psychoanalyst. She is the author of Women Who Run with the Wolves (1992), which remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 145 weeks and has sold over two million copies. Estés was born in Gary, Indiana, to Emilio Maria…

#FF — Auspicious

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas Energy shoots between their palms, its threads traveling through them like starbursts on Independence Day. Marco, excited to be heading to boot camp, wants to fight the oppressors and drive them from their country. Georgette uses sheer will to keep her smile going for him. She knows what happens to…

Book Review — The Journey, by Suzanne Miller

It came to her that the efforts to stop climate change through technological innovations had , ultimately , perpetuated the problem and degraded the environment still further . The Journey is set in the not-too-distant future, where technology and the wreckage it has left behind is part of the landscape of the story of two…

Quote of the Day 013123 — Haruki Murakami

I’m sure all of us have felt this way at one time or another. Learn more about Haruki from my previous post here.  I’m posting the quotes in the order they are in my goodreads’ saved quotes, so it is only natural that my favorite authors will be repeated towards the top of the list.

Tanka Tuesday 305 — Warm Belly Birthday

mix together aloving intent to createfestive celebrate.For you, magic carpet float,voyage above cold;fly with fresh-made hot breakfast —warm belly birthday. The 7 words chosen (7 are required for the Kindku form) are mix, create, festive, float, voyage, breakfast, and birthday. Since today is Dear Poet, Björn’s, birthday, I chose to write him a Happy Birthday…

Quote of the Day 013023 — Tom Robbins

Another one from Tom Robbins.  Learn more about Tom Robbins from my previous post, here. I’m not sure whether this quote is from one of Tom’s books or I just read it somewhere else, but I never forgot it — and took the advice more than once (even though I still used the old terminology.)…