Category Archives: Following your Dream

Queen of the Slipstream . . .

How much time do you spend in dreams? Too much according to stern teachers, worried parents, or most of the self-help crowd constantly urging us to act, to do something productive that can be seen or counted. Pay attention.  Stop … Continue reading

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Come Into My Parlor

This greeted me when I went out to the side yard this morning. The web is probably six feet across, likely the work of an orb spider. I didn’t see her, though, so I don’t know what kind.  It’s so … Continue reading

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A Conundrum

I can’t decide what I’m looking forward to more. Getting this view replaced by this one↓                                 Or having these shattering beauties on my desk … Continue reading

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The Sound of Breaking Glass

Do you ever felt like you’ve got your nose pressed to the window of your life? That right smack dab on the other side is all the good stuff you never quite get to? Well, this year I’m breaking through … Continue reading

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My Grandmother’s Fruitcake.

  I appreciate the speed and ease of modern technology. Texting and e-mails are great. But there’s something so evocative about the handwritten word. The handwritten recipes in my recipe box are rich with memories—not just of the dishes themselves … Continue reading

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Breathing In

All the gardening tools have been packed away. All the mistakes, all the glories of this summer are now done. Minnesota’s long, cold months of winter have their own benefits, though. Now there is an abundance of time to weave … Continue reading

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Plants That Shine at Night

The Casa Blanca oriental lily is a quilted, white perfection I wouldn’t want to live without, day or night. But if the only time you can spend in your garden is during evenings after work, then consider a white garden … Continue reading

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