Biggest Fish Brightest Star

Hello Friends, The last super moon of the year is upon us tonight and I, of course, am stoked! The August full moon was named “Sturgeon” because that’s when the Algonquin tribes (first nation aboriginals of southeastern Canada) gathered around the Great Lakes and other large bodies of water to fish for enormous prehistoric sturgeon.Continue reading “Biggest Fish Brightest Star”

What You Fear Most

Hello, friends! How’s your summer so far? Monsoon is well underway in my area, as are daily flood and lightning warnings. A reporter interviewing a member of a family of self-proclaimed “lightning people”, in this case almost everyone in the family has been struck by lightning at least once, elicited a rather bold declaration fromContinue reading “What You Fear Most”

Tributes and Tributaries

Hello, friends! Here we are in the heart of May when showers of spring on the run glisten like diamonds in the pre-summer sun as we chart our courses and cultivate plans; convinced that solutions aren’t out of our hands. That kind of thinking is fuel for the mind, strength for the soul, as wellContinue reading “Tributes and Tributaries”

Poems in April

There’s a Poem-A-Day challenge going on at Writer’s Digest, if you’re interested. Here’s one of my favorites: Oh, to be in EnglandNow that April’s there,And whoever wakes in EnglandSees, some morning, unaware,That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheafRound the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,While the chaffinch sings on the orchard boughIn England—now! AndContinue reading “Poems in April”

That’s a Wrap

Hello, readers! In honor of All the News that’s fit to Print Day, here’s a bit of old news: It’s International Women Inventors Month! And on February 10, 1943, Vesta Stoudt, while working at an ordinance plant during WWII, came up with an idea of improving the way ammunition boxes were sealed to provide quickerContinue reading “That’s a Wrap”

Shivers and Short Stories

Happy 2022, dear Readers! Farmer’s Almanac (.com) suggests we bundle up for a “Season of Shivers” across much of the United States during what “may well be the longest and coldest winter we’ve seen in years,” Global warming is so last year 😉 Having spent the entire week after Christmas feeling snowbound, I couldn’t waitContinue reading “Shivers and Short Stories”