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Nature blog: Heaven reveals some secrets

Nature blog: Heaven reveals some secrets

This post originally appeared on February 11, 2012 on Nature Writing. During my nature writing class at Chatham University’s MFA program, I had to keep a weekly nature blog. Each of us picked a place and spent thirty minutes in that place each week, and then wrote a blog post about it. I’ve just bought...

On keeping a journal

On keeping a journal

I love the idea of a carefully kept journal. In my imagination it’s always a leather bound book with crisp, thick, cream-colored pages. And in my perfect dream world, I write in it every day. My reality is much different. As a child I filled notebooks of various sizes with my thoughts, crushes, and obsessions....

#FridayReads: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

#FridayReads: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Every Friday I share a book I’ve been reading. Please share your own #FridayReads in the comments! I’m embarrassed at how long it took me to read Maya Angelou. But now that I’ve started I can’t get enough. I’ve read The Complete Collected Poetry of Maya Angelou (1994) and Letter to My Daughter (2009), and...

Nature blog: I can count the stars in this heaven

Nature blog: I can count the stars in this heaven

This post originally appeared on February 5, 2012 on Nature Writing. During my nature writing class at Chatham University’s MFA program, I had to keep a weekly nature blog. Each of us picked a place and spent thirty minutes in that place each week, and then wrote a blog post about it. I’ve just bought...

Women buy tools, too

Women buy tools, too

My husband and I stand with our contractor neighbor in the house we’ve just purchased. Tack board from the carpet my husband removed the day before lines the perimeter of the dining room floor. My husband says, “I got all the carpet pulled up, but the tack boards are nailed down, so I need to...