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Poetry Friday & Robert Burns

  It’s Poetry Friday! Tara at A Teaching Life is hosting. Sunday, January 25, is the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Without him, what would we sing at midnight on New Year’s Eve? (For a bit about “Auld Lang Syne,” including a translation from Lowland Scottish to English go here.) Though I’m truly not […]

Poetry Friday and “Ladybugs!”

Happy Poetry Friday! This week’s poems are playing over at my friend Tabatha’s blog! From the posts I’ve read lately, we writers have all been ruminating over fresh starts, new goals, and OLWs. (Note to self: stop calling them OWLS. You are not at Hogwarts.) I interrupt these deep, philosophical musings to tell you my […]

Poetry Friday & “Winter’s Cooking” by Linda Baie

Happy Poetry Friday 2015, Episode 1! Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect is hosting. Today I’m sharing a lovely gift I received during the hectic holidays, from the talented and delightful Linda Baie. (She also sent me a handcrafted bird to hang and some chocolate! Perfect!)  My apologies for not getting it posted last week. […]

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of “The Princess Bride” by Cary Elwes & Joe Layden

My sister knows me well. Though “The Princess Bride” has never been her favorite film, she surprised me with a copy of Cary Elwes’ behind-the-scenes look at the making of this fun movie. If you like the movie, this is a must read. Elwes shares not only his personal experiences, feelings, and thoughts about the […]

2014 Quilt Projects

I had to wait until after the holidays to show some of my quilt projects. 1. Double Friendship Stars: I worked on these for several months. Participating members of the Possum Town Quilters in Columbus exchanged completed blocks at the Christmas party for a “Signature Square Quilt.” I’ll take all of the blocks I received, […]

Poetry Friday and a wintery haiku

It’s Poetry Friday! Buffy Silverman and her driftwood “Menorah Man” welcome us at her blog. Today I’m rushing to share a poem I wrote this summer during my haiku study.  It feels like August was so long ago!     A bitter morning coffee steams in the reflection of a predawn window. Happy Poetry Friday! […]