Yesterday, a friend tweeted this article on The Guardian, "Unthinkable? Bring Back Typewriters." While the author makes some great points about how using a typewriter slows the writer down, thereby making writers more intentional about word choices, and how typewriters remove the distracting allure of the internet, I'd have to say, "hell no!!" I'll keep … Continue reading I’ll Keep my Laptop, Thank You
My Daughter's "Trashless" Dream TreeDespite the fact that my fourteen year old daughter never stepped a foot out of the truck to participate in our annual tree hunt this year as it was “way too cold,” she still managed to give us quite a few instructions on the size and shape of the tree we … Continue reading Tree Trash
Fall brings with it Halloween, falling leaves, football and piles of unripe green tomatoes stacked in our windowsills and piled in bowls on the kitchen counter, all rescued from the impending first frost. Some of the tomatoes ripen enough to eat or can, but many never make it that far. Instead, they turn into fried … Continue reading The Taste of Fall
Every fall, fly season opens. Unlike hunting season or the holiday season, it is not a season I look forward to. The nasty pests congregate in groups, slow, disgusting and fat, and then they magically multiply. How do they get into my home in such droves? I have screens on all the windows; I don’t … Continue reading Fly Season
Last weekend, a friend and I got inspired to clean out our closets and garages and hold a yard sale. We set up some tables on the driveway, loaded them up, priced all our goodies with little round neon stickers and were ready to go. The morning was a study in people watching, not quite … Continue reading Want to people watch? Hold a yard sale.
My mom started back to college in 1975, the same year that I started kindergarten. She graduated in 1981, with a degree in Art from the University of Nevada, Reno. When my sister and I were on summer vacation, spring break, or whatever random break we had from school that she didn’t, she would take … Continue reading Un-learning – “If it’s too easy to create, it can’t be any good.”
In 1982, my parents decided to take a road trip to tour our beautiful home state of . . . Nevada. We headed east from Carson City in our 1978 Scout II. It was a spectacular vehicle – orange with simulated wood paneling on the side. The interior was an army green color with plaid … Continue reading Road Trip in 1847, 1982, or 2011? I’ll take 2011.