Category: Writing

Writing Right

There is no such thing as ‘writing right’ since there are a lot of ways to be a writer. One can be prolific or spare, write novels or essays, craft seventeen perfect syllables or write dialogue that only a reader with a compass can… Continue Reading “Writing Right”

Meeting Mary Shields

Originally posted on Red's Wrap:
I think on this trip I am learning how to be old. Tonight I was talking with someone about Mary Oliver’s instructional book on poetry, how reading it depressed me because I’d wanted to think that poetry was…

Pillow Talk Friday Round-Up

In an extraordinary display of fearlessness bordering on normalcy, I went to Kohl’s today and bought two pillows. This was a watershed moment. A friend, albeit a quite odd one, once told me (actually more than once) that the average person spends seven years… Continue Reading “Pillow Talk Friday Round-Up”

Alaska Friday Round-Up

Originally posted on Red's Wrap:
We put on our dress sweatshirts and went to the Iditarod Mushers Banquet last night. This was a big deal because all the very cool and fresh off the dog sled mushers hang out at the Mushers Banquet…

Being Old in the Time of Zoom

My face belongs at Cracker BarrelOn a menu with pictures of chicken-fried steakSausage gravy sliding down a mountain of mashed potatoesA side of peas I know this from ZoomMy square crowded with half-eaten steak and mashed peasI lick the fork clean and put it… Continue Reading “Being Old in the Time of Zoom”

Lunch at Brownie’s Cafe

Originally posted on Red's Wrap:
“How’s your omelet?” “Good,” he answered. “Unusual, because there’s cheese inside and on top, too.” But it wasn’t gooey, drenched in cheese, the omelet was dry with brown edges like the cook wanted to make sure everything was…

Sick Bay Friday Round-Up

Swirl was bitten by a tick, God knows when, and now he has e-h-r-l-i-c-h-i-a. I had to have the vet spell it three times for me. She said he might have had it for a while but it was just this week that the… Continue Reading “Sick Bay Friday Round-Up”

Morning Hug

Originally posted on Red's Wrap:
It is four in the morning. I check my phone and turn off the alarm just as it is about to ring. I have been awake for several minutes, looking out the window at the white stucco house…

Story Edits

Too tight stitches ripped Air under words sent sailing Bury then unearth ________________________ Photo credit: Photo by Alessandro Bogliari on Unsplash

The Snow Melting Pot

Originally posted on Red's Wrap:
This is an update to yesterday’s post that told the story of how our furnace went out, causing our pipes to freeze and then burst, resulting in two inches of water in our house on Lake Superior. We have…

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