I have attended every conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Presses (AWP) since it was in LA in 2016 ... and am taking a break this year. I haven't been on an airplane since everyone took off their masks and I dunno, I'm really not into it. But I've also known for most… Continue reading In Lieu of AWP …
Post of Delights
I was going to begin this post with a snarky statement like: Did you know Philadelphia exists outside of sports? Here are things I did in Philly and its surrounding area that weren't related to football ... But then, I did feel a lot of love for sports fans while I wrote this funny piece… Continue reading Post of Delights
Nothing Gonna Break My Stride
I held off as long as I could, but 2023 began with my first experience with COVID. Spending the short, dark, post-holiday days without going outside at all, mostly sleeping, was quite disorienting. I honestly can't say I've ever experienced such a long illness, certainly not in adulthood. Around Day 8 I was sick of… Continue reading Nothing Gonna Break My Stride
On the very last day of autumn, I winterized my garden beds. Sleep well, beloveds, and see you soon: I loved hosting for Christmas Eve, then staying in New Year's Eve. Made this design on a tote (with a vision of the tote being just filled with books): EVERY time I take on a cross-stitch… Continue reading it 2023.
What I Read in 2022
I struggle to sum up this year. I read a lot, wrote a lot, walked a lot, stitched a lot. I didn't magically step back into the life I was living up until March 2020. I see no point in pretending that it's possible to go back to the Before Times, or insisting we flipped… Continue reading What I Read in 2022