March, 2020

Six Words

“OK, writers. Two minutes.” AAUGH! Two minutes to write six words describing my life scared me into certain galvanic skin responses so well-developed during my school years – shortness of breath, no breath, rapid heartbeat, uh—-oh butterflies. Why didn’t someone tell me writer’s groups gave pop quizzes? I sat. I thought. I sat and thought. …

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Spittin’ Seeds

Undergirding the simple joys in life are the qualities of thoughtfulness and good intent. I have discovered this truth at the end of the watermelon vine where innocence ripens in suspended time. Nothing snaps you instantly into childhood like watermelon. No questing necessary. Unlike pot roast or dumplings that satisfy the stomach, watermelon is a …

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