Magic: Humans Vs Cats Vs Herons

This has been bothering my brain for a couple of months now. In Keeper of Enchanted Rooms by Charlie H. Holmberg a man is approaching a house he knows to have magical properties, yet that promised magic does not have a great enough hold on his imagination to allow him to ignore the beauty of…

Squirrel Musings

I enjoy squirrels — particularly tree squirrels, but I can say I love chipmunks too (the greedy little cusses). I also love the idea of flying squirrels and I’m lucky to have ever seen one. But the story is about my new neighbors, the red squirrels.

Things Change

I often don’t notice change as it’s happening.

Herbal First Aid for Stings

It’s probably growing in your yard already and you’ve been striving to rid the lawn of it. You might be glad it’s there if you get stung!

My Brave New World

Up until now, my creative efforts have been tucked in at the edges of life …

Being Alive During the 60s

“I wonder what it was like to be around in the 60,” he said casually, peering at me out of the corner of his eye. “I’m taking this history class . . .” Not an active question. I tried to respond, but I couldn’t pull together a meaningful response. So I started thinking about it…

Argue for Your Limitations . . .

We need to begin policing our thoughts and speech and, when we catch ourselves thinking and speaking in a limiting way, we can stop and reframe our thought or speech.