Poetry marathon

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I had an early start to my Saturday, but it was for a good reason. This morning I participated in the Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon where all 1,789 of Emily’s poems will be read in one day. …sorry, one great day. I arrived just before 7am and was warmly greeted by Jane and Cindy (the […]

Kari Cakespy

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Do you live in or near Seattle? Do you like cupcakes? If either of those questions apply/appeal to you, then go to CakeSpy, this Thursday, where you can not only have delicious cupcakes, but you can also meet Kari Chapin, author of The Handmade Marketplace, Amazon’s #1 craft book of 2010. Get your book signed! […]


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A sunflower outside where we live. Every year, the town of Brimfield, Massachusetts has a gigantic antique show, with over 5,000 vendors, which covers a mile stretch of Route 20. They hold it for a week in May, July, and September. Today, we fought the traffic and crowds and went, like we’ve done for the […]

Birthday (belated posting)

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An overly watered flower at Mount Holyoke I know it was almost two weeks ago, but I haven’t had a chance to post the pictures from Kari’s birthday. Here we go… I know it’s hard to see, but Garrison Keillor is reading my poem, Riding The Red Line, on NPR right there. We went to […]

Super secret writing project update

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I know it kind of negates the idea of having a “super secret writing project” if I keep talking about it, but sometimes it can’t be helped. Anyway, last week things took a very concrete turn in the right direction. Well, it wasn’t so much a turn, so to speak, but more like someone hit […]