Monthly Archives: April 2016

P is for Plot

Now that’s what I call dastardly.   (Posted today as my Day 16 entry in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge) (Plot diagram from J. L. Bell via Oz and Ends.) Advertisements

Posted in Challenges, Tools and tips | Tagged | Leave a comment

O is for Otters

Asian small-clawed otters at the Smithsonian National Zoo play the keyboard as part of the zoo’s enrichment program. I don’t really have anything to say about this. What could I possibly say? OK, I lied. I have one thing to say about this, … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Videos | Tagged | 2 Comments

N is for Night

It’s the not knowing That gets you Ultimately. Curtains drawn, Heat turned way up Artificial lights bright. It was a quiet and ordinary night. Except that it wasn’t exactly, either. Was it a terrible and frightening night? Well, yes, if … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Poems | Tagged | 6 Comments

M is for Mistake

The woman in the long skirt and the long sleeves Expresses her profound regret For the frayed condition of her appearance And the lateness of the meal She attributes the disarray to the difficulty She has had in verifying her … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Images I love, Poems | Tagged | 4 Comments

L is for Luz

Arroja luz tus ojos sobre nuestros cuerpos que nuestras manos no pesen al moverse ni nuestra muerte importe sobre tu tierra de semillas azules Cúbrenos luz con tus miradas – Homero Aridjis   This time I did try my hand … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Español, Poems | Tagged | 2 Comments

K is for Klompen

I am not Dutch, and I have never worn traditional Dutch wooden shoes. In fact, I have rarely even thought about them. Until, that is, the other day, when I came across a video of folks making these shoes. When … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Miscellany, Videos | Tagged | 2 Comments

J is for Julian

Julian of Norwich was many things. Poorly documented, to begin with. Being born female in England in the mid-14th century, virtually nothing of her early life is known. History doesn’t record whether she was married or had children, or if … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Miscellany, Publishing | Tagged | 2 Comments

I is for Insights

Back in November I participated in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for those who are too busy for all those extra syllables. After I hit 50,000 words and got myself certified as a ‘winner,’ I dutifully printed out the … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Miscellany, Tools and tips | Tagged | 5 Comments

H is for Here

  seeker of truth follow no path all paths lead where truth is here   – e e cummings   (Seeking image by Pete via Flickr) (Posted today as my Day 8 entry in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge)

Posted in Challenges, Images I love, Poems | Tagged | Leave a comment

G is for Golden Chain Tree

Golden Chain Tree (Laburnum x Watereri ‘Vossii’) Photographed May 2011. You can find more information on this lovely tree here.   (Posted today as my Day 7 entry in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge)      

Posted in Challenges, Images I love | Tagged | 2 Comments