Willpower is not my strong suit. It’s not my weakest weakness, but I could do better. What are the biggest weaknesses in my willpower folder? Writing and Reading. Writing should not be an issue for a writer. When I get these ideas in the middle of the night, when I awaken with my teeth clenched […]
Posts from August 2017
Anticipation. In the garden and in Life.
I’ve been watching the fruit and vegetables in the garden grow and mature. Weeding, watering and wondering. When exactly is the first tomato going to be perfectly ripe for the picking? Anticipation, I’ve always said, is a big part of any experience whether it be harvest or travel or concert or film or other highly […]
August and Oceans
It’s August. Summer vacations are drawing to a close. Did you ever see the ocean when you were little? The closest I came was a postcard from Cape Cod. From my godmother. She and her family had rented a cottage not far from the beach. I stared and stared at that postcard. It was the […]
Yesterday, Janet brought me a freshly-picked bouquet of August blooms accented with curly-topped white phlox. They were just like the phlox that were as tall as I in the days when I ran barefoot in dewy cool green grass. I was 3 or 4 years old in that memory and my grandmother’s phlox border must […]