Photo: Wood Duck family on a Log copyright Gunsmith Photo. If you look closely at this image you’ll see the baby Wood ducks nestled under mama. Shots like these take patience to get, especially when the subject is looking right at the photographer.
The List: I read a lot last month, partly for a workshop I was doing, partly because we lost power for most of two days and there was little else I could do, partly because April weather essentially sucked, and mostly because I love to read and read something every day.
I read a wide variety of fiction and several non-fiction environmental studies during April. I had a few disappointments that surprised me. I won’t name the authors because I’m not into bashing a fellow writer. Suffice it to say they weren’t to my taste.Read More
An unusual topic, I know. I am fascinated by obituaries. Weird but true. I feel compelled to read them whenever they pass before my eyes. You can tell so much about a person’s life and their relationships by their obituary. Is the obit long? Does it resemble a grocery list of their life’s accomplishments? Does it list family members all the way down to great-great children and how the deceased will be missed by all?Read More
I hadn’t thought about what I wanted to say today, that’s why this is a hodgepodge post.
The calendar says spring but it snowed all day yesterday. Quite disheartening really so I’m posting a photo of wild lupines I took several years ago at a wildlife management area in southern Minnesota.Read More
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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