1 Sep, 2016

August Was…

September 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, [...]

14 Aug, 2016

6 O’Clock

August 14th, 2016|Tags: |

{August Break 8/13: 6 o'clock} At 6 o'clock in the evening, at this time of year, the light shines just so into my dining room.

9 Aug, 2016


August 9th, 2016|Tags: |

{August Break 8/9: Red} With greetings from my porch!

2 Aug, 2016

Looking Up at the Sky

August 2nd, 2016|Tags: |

Ah! Lie down, exhale, and look up! Today's August Break prompt is "leaf," and my photo fulfills this abundantly with lots of leaves. Mainly I wanted to share this because [...]

31 May, 2016

The Porch Is Planted

May 31st, 2016|Tags: , , |

The porch is planted Lavender in the old pot Summer can begin {a haiku from yours truly}

1 Jun, 2015

My Recipe for a Perfect Porch Day in Bella Grace Magazine

June 1st, 2015|Tags: , , |

You might remember my blog post from last summer, Recipe for a Perfect Day on the Porch. Well, I'm happy to announce that it made it into the summer issue [...]

10 Sep, 2013

Summer’s Grand Finale

September 10th, 2013|Tags: , |

Every Wednesday and Saturday night, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the City of Chicago shoots fireworks off a barge by Navy Pier. I usually manage to go to see [...]

4 Jul, 2013

A Neighborhood Parade

July 4th, 2013|Tags: , |

 These guys actually bring up the rear of the 4th of July Parade in Hyde Park, Chicago, but what could be more American than a bunch of cowboys, albeit [...]

21 Jun, 2013

Solstice Fires

June 21st, 2013|Tags: , |

Sunset as seen from the Geisberg near Salzburg, June 21, 2005 While I am here at the Kenyon Writers Workshop where the sun shines with abandon, I am reminded that [...]

3 Apr, 2013

@ the Kenyon Writers Workshop

April 3rd, 2013|Tags: , , |

Just a quick note to share that I will be a fellow at the Kenyon Writers Workshop this summer (June 15-22), which means I will get to assist the wonderful [...]

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