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Welcome to my blog. I document the moments in my life, both large and small.  Hope you have a nice stay!

Miscellanea

Miscellanea

That is one good thing about this world ... There are always sure to be more springs.  

~ L.M.M. Montgomery

 

Ah, spring!  It is so good to welcome you.  Yes, the temperature is still in the 40s and the forecast is calling for a chance of flurries but, somehow, the air feels different.  Hopeful.  Pregnant with the promise of warmer days.  Walking with Popeye, I find myself relaxing, exhaling, releasing pent-up muscle tension from days of fighting against the cold.  The sun warms my face, and I rejoice in the fact that I have been able to trade in my parka for a cozy fleece jacket.  

Ah, spring, I love you so!

Onto what is making me happy now...

  • This podcast.  Hosted by screenwriter and children's book author John August, Launch is a new series about making a book.  It has been interesting to hear about his book's journey from being a spark of an idea to being published this past February.  
  • April is Poetry Month, one of my favorite months of the year.  A few years ago I had the good fortune to attend a poetry workshop facilitated by Naomi Shihab Nye.  Her interview with Krista Tippet, Your Life is a Poem, reminded me of why I love her work so much.  
  • A friend of mine (hello, Leslie!) introduced me to 500px, a photography blog that is "committed to building a safe, inclusive, and helpful community for everyone to share their love for photography".  I love to stop in from time to time to view the beautiful work being posted.
  • I cannot wait to read this book.  Tomi Adeyemi has written a West African YA fantasy that has been receiving rave reviews and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list.  In addition to being an author, Tomi also blogs and teaches online creative writing courses on her website.
  • This song.  Every month Lin-Manuel Miranda collaborates with artists and records a song with new Hamilton lyrics.  This month's song features Ben Platt (Tony award winner for Dear Evan Hanson), and a portion of proceeds go to the March for our Lives Initiative.  I can't stop listening to this song.

What have you been listening/reading/watching recently?  I'd love to know!


Toward those short trees
We saw a hawk descending
On a day in spring.

- Masaoka Shiki

 

  

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