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Critical Voice

Someone whom I greatly admire, Kristine Katherine Rusch, posted about the critical voice this week on her blog. (You can read it here) For those who aren’t familiar with Kris, her blog is for readers as well as writers. She is a terrific writer, editor, and teacher and an all around great person. This particular post was aimed at writers who have a hard time setting their creative voices free, but it got me thinking about how the critical voice attacks us in all areas of our lives, not just as artists.Read More

Global Cooling?

After a couple of beautiful spring-like days we were rudely shoved right back into winter, complete with high winds, an ice storm, massive power outages, and 5″ of heavy wet snow. Ouch.

We lost our power for 30 hours. Not a tragedy because we have a wood stove for heat and a gas range so could cook on the stove top. It was damned inconvenient though since we need power for the well to work. No showers. No washing dishes. No flushing the, uh, toilet. You can imagine. Fortunately I had four gallons of distilled water in the pantry so we had drinking water for us and the dogs.Read More

Spring Has Sprung–Sort Of

This is a Spring Beauty, a sweet and delicate ephemeral found in the local woods. (Photo copyright Gunsmith Photo.)

Ephemeral flowers are quick to come and go. They show up when the ground has warmed but the leaves on the trees are not yet out so they get to soak up the sunshine before the woods get shady. We have several varieties and I look forward to them every year. When they arrive I know winter’s truly Read More