Tag Archives: The Beauty of It

On the Bus: Day 1


I’m on a Trailways coach, zipping down I-95 from Portland to Logan Airport in Boston.  There’s not much room to use a computer here–the seats are too close together–but the bus is not crowded, there’s a powerpoint between the seats, and there’s WiFi.  Despite the slight space inconvenience, this is awesome.  The boy–perhaps early 20’s–across the …

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On Year Eight, Simply Not Done at the Farm


We are breathing here at Willow Brook Farm, the salt-water farm that has been in the Welsh family for generations, and which has been the home of Simply Not Done’s winter writing retreat now since 2005.  Breathing because everything is growing, changing, expanding, contracting.  Founding members Jan and Kasey Grieco have not joined us this …

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On New Year’s and All That


I was thinking this afternoon, as I watched Paul the Plumber drive away in his white panel truck–the one which made my neighbors think he was a criminal, but that’s another story–that 2010 has not been a good year.  After all, I’m ringing out the old year with no running water, thanks to a busted …

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On The Beauty of It


Announcing…my new baby! There is nothing quite like holding your own book in your hands.This is my chapbook. It’s my second published chapbook, and it came out, from Sheltering Pines Press, this week.  My author copies were in my mailbox when I got home Monday afternoon.  I have been waiting for them breathlessly since Annie …

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