24 Apr, 2014

Joy is…

2021-01-03T17:28:31-06:00April 24th, 2014|Tags: , , |

Detail of our Passover Seder table before the festivities begin ...singing the traditional silly folk songs with my kids at the end of the Passover Seder. We have our own [...]

3 Apr, 2014

When Guests Come…

2021-01-03T17:28:33-06:00April 3rd, 2014|Tags: |

...you clean up. It's really one of the great benefits of having overnight guests or even just throwing a party: Suddenly you're compelled to tackle all those "construction sites" around [...]

28 Mar, 2014

Joy is…

2021-01-03T17:28:34-06:00March 28th, 2014|Tags: , |

...discovering that the parsley I sowed ten days ago is sprouting! PS: Because "joy" is my word of the year, I've decided to record moments of joy. I hope that [...]

18 Feb, 2014

Word of the Year

2021-01-03T17:28:41-06:00February 18th, 2014|Tags: , |

  I'm rather late sharing my word for the year 2014. Why so late? Back in November I already knew that "joy" would be the word for the coming year, [...]

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 [...]

26 Nov, 2013

Osage Oranges

2021-01-03T17:28:52-06:00November 26th, 2013|Tags: , |

Osage oranges are one autumn's delights for me. I never knew about them until my first residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts a few autumns ago. There, [...]

12 Mar, 2013

On Belonging to a Group

2021-08-01T00:11:17-05:00March 12th, 2013|Tags: |

How could you not feel elegant under this chandelier? Ballroom of the Woman's Athletic Club of Chicago, where the concert was held. Lately I've been thinking a lot about [...]

21 Sep, 2012

A Plant as a Companion

2021-09-22T16:37:50-05:00September 21st, 2012|Tags: , |

Our asparagus fern Prickly rules the sunporch. The other day I was reading E.B. White's One Man's Meat again. In the particular essay I happened upon, he was talking [...]

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