nature, Objects, People, Poetry Friday

To Skin

Happy Thanksgiving to our American neighbors! In my search for a poem of gratitude today, I came across “To Skin” (which I wrote some years ago but don’t believe I ever made public—at least not here). It reminds us of one thing we have to be grateful for which, though all around us, is easy… Continue reading To Skin

Kids, nature, Poetry Friday

Echoes full of knowing (NPM ’16-Day 14)

  Echoes full of knowing I look a lot like little mouse little mouse with wings. At dark leave attic of your house to hunt for creepy things. I swoop and swirl, dive and glide but hardly use my sight, prefer in dim moon-shade to hide while scrounging food at night. I have the rare… Continue reading Echoes full of knowing (NPM ’16-Day 14)

Writing Life, Writing Prompts, Writing resources

Freelance Writer’s Almanac – January 2014

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first post in the Freelance Writer's Almanac series. Today we start a new year. It's interesting to look back and see what happened 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago with a view to remembering, reflecting on, and perhaps writing about these things. Of course if you choose to… Continue reading Freelance Writer’s Almanac – January 2014

Book Reviews, Children's, Non-fiction

Trees of the Book by Kimberley Payne, Illustrated by Esther Haug (review)

About the book Trees of the Book is a colorful storybook / workbook designed to introduce seven- to nine-year-olds to trees of the Bible and more. Folksy title and heading font, as well as Esther Haug’s pencil crayon, water color wash illustrations give the book a look that says, “Welcome kids, this is for you.”… Continue reading Trees of the Book by Kimberley Payne, Illustrated by Esther Haug (review)