2 Mar, 2016

A Navy Blue Sigh

March 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , , |

"Eventually, I hear footsteps crunching along the side of the house through the glazed snow and my mother's navy blue sigh through the frozen air." from The Language of Baklava [...]

9 Jun, 2014

The Glory of Green

June 9th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Our country property in Indiana is finally, gloriously saturated with green. I've never been so hungry and so thirsty for green! After this long hard winter and all its whiteness, [...]

17 May, 2012

Writing Exercise: Color List – Beige

May 17th, 2012|Tags: , |

I haven't done the color list exercise in a while, mainly because I thought I had covered all the main colors already. For the uninitiated, the idea of the color [...]

12 Mar, 2012

Writing Exercise: Color List – Black

March 12th, 2012|Tags: , |

The month of March has crept up without me presenting a color list exercise yet, but here we go. I have one more color left, I think, and that's an [...]

7 Feb, 2012

Writing Exercise: Color List – Purple

February 7th, 2012|Tags: , |

Since we already did red, which would also have been appropriate for February, the month of Valentine's Day, the color for this month is purple. At least there is some red [...]

9 Jan, 2012

Writing Exercise: Color List – White

January 9th, 2012|Tags: , |

Dusty Miller at the Lincoln Park Conservatory Even though there still is no snow outside here in Chicago, the color for this month is going to be white, perhaps because [...]

5 Dec, 2011

Writing Exercise: Color List – Gray

December 5th, 2011|Tags: , |

 Driving towards downtown Chicago recently It seems like all the color is gone now outside, and days like the one in my photo here are more prevalent. Thus, the [...]

4 Nov, 2011

Writing Exercise: Color List – Brown

November 4th, 2011|Tags: , |

Another month has begun, so it's time for another color list. The color for November will be brown as it seems a month rich with so many earthly things. For [...]

3 Oct, 2011

Writing Exercise: Color List – Orange

October 3rd, 2011|Tags: , , |

What would fall be without pumpkins? So October's color is orange. For the uninitiated, the idea here is to come up with ways to evoke orange without mentioning the color itself [...]

6 Sep, 2011

Writing Exercise: Color List – Red

September 6th, 2011|Tags: , |

September is the month of lushness - all the fruits and vegetables are ripe and deep in color. So this month's color is the most forceful of colors: red. For [...]

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