24 Jan, 2017

How I Feel About Blogging

2021-01-03T17:26:19-06:00January 24th, 2017|Tags: |

"How do you feel about blogging?" Barbara Bos asked yesterday in the Facebook group Women Writers, Women's Books that I belong to. That got me thinking. Then it occurred to me that [...]

7 Dec, 2016

Artful Blogging Giveaway

2021-01-03T17:26:19-06:00December 7th, 2016|Tags: |

Today is St. Nikolaus, a day I remember fondly from my childhood (see my essay Giving Up Christmas in Tablet, which, incidentally, is an excerpt from my book Jumping Over Shadows.) [...]

1 Sep, 2016

August Was…

2021-01-03T17:26:27-06:00September 1st, 2016|Tags: , |

{August Break 8/31: August was...} ...long! And not as peaceful as this photo, taken from the Rogers Park beach pier on the northside of Chicago. But there were peaceful moments, [...]

19 Aug, 2016

5 Years Ago

2021-01-03T17:26:27-06:00August 19th, 2016|Tags: , |

Canyonlands National Park, Utah {August Break 8/18: 5 Years Ago} Five years ago I was taking a road trip with my family: five weeks, Chicago to California and back. It [...]

22 Feb, 2015

My First Newsletter

2021-01-03T17:27:25-06:00February 22nd, 2015|Tags: |

I just clicked the Send button for my very first newsletter, and I have to say it is like skating out on a pond, not quite knowing if the ice [...]

12 Jan, 2015

Four Years of Blogging

2021-01-03T17:27:27-06:00January 12th, 2015|Tags: |

My four year blogging anniversary came and went, and I didn't even notice until I was looking for something else in my Morning Pages book from a year ago and [...]

23 Sep, 2014

Blog Post No. 500

2021-01-03T17:27:55-06:00September 23rd, 2014|Tags: |

My post with a detailed recipe (including step-by-step photos) on how to make Zwetschgendatschi remains one of my most popular posts. Who would have thought? Not me. 500 blog posts! [...]

17 Dec, 2013

12/12/13 – A Busy Day

2021-01-03T17:28:51-06:00December 17th, 2013|Tags: , |

My weekdays begin with coffee and Morning Pages; in the background are the iced-over windows of winter. I decided to make another time capsule of December 12, based on last [...]

12 Jun, 2013

How a Master Commenter Does It

2021-01-03T17:29:11-06:00June 12th, 2013|Tags: |

Today is guest blogger day at the Blogathon, and I am happy to be hosting William Kendall. Regular readers will recognize him as this blog's most steadfast commenter. His dedication to [...]

8 Feb, 2013

A Blog Thank You

2021-01-03T17:29:21-06:00February 8th, 2013|Tags: , |

Article in the French Jewish magazine Tenou'a featuring the same art work by Michael Thompson I featured last May. Coming on the heels of my damp review of hosting guest [...]

1 Jun, 2012

Blogathon 2012

2021-01-03T17:32:13-06:00June 1st, 2012|Tags: |

Need I say more? Yet again it was fun to participate in the Blogathon, and while I'll miss it, I also have to admit I'm a little tired of posting [...]

28 May, 2012

Wordle

2021-01-03T17:32:15-06:00May 28th, 2012|Tags: |

Today is Memorial Day in the U.S., one of the few federal holidays, and thus Michelle of the Blogathon has given us participants an easy theme day: Create a Wordle [...]

30 Apr, 2012

Blogathon Coming Up!

2021-01-03T17:32:28-06:00April 30th, 2012|Tags: |

Just a little warning that my dribble of posts this past month is about to turn into more of a flood as I will be participating in the Blogathon, hosted [...]

18 Apr, 2012

Returning Home to Myself

2021-01-03T17:32:29-06:00April 18th, 2012|Tags: |

One open door leads to the rabbit hole, and then what is to be discovered? I often think of my forays into all the connections of the blogging world as [...]

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