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April’s Blizzard: (Part 2)

After my neighbors (I thank God for them!) helped me dig out, I went to the grocery store and restocked my food supply and spent a lot of time on the computer looking at pictures of the snow on social media and watching the weather to get snow totals. (We ended up...

The Blizzard of April 2018 (Part 1)

By mid-April in the South, temperatures routinely reach the 70s and 80s. Dogwoods, red buds, and azaleas bloom, grass turns green, and leaves green up the spectral branches of trees. To get my fill of warm weather that is still to come in Wisconsin, I usually watch...

Birds of “Paradise”

If winter in Wisconsin is as cold as Dante’s 9th circle of Hell where Satan dwells, then summer in Wisconsin must be paradise. This summer has been particularly lovely, especially if you love hot weather or are from the South like I am. We’ve had lots of...

An Artful Summer Weekend

I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity, not just creativity in writing, but in all aspects of life. I think exercising our creativity¬†could mean the difference in living a happy life versus a mundane one. Plus, it has been a while since I’ve engaged in...