Writing and wringing the moments sapless.

Violet heaven behind the house. Between polishing, editing, and attacking the Defect/or poetry collection, I steal time for seeds and flowers. It’s hard to juggle writing, editing, the foreign country of writing/publishing networks (for which I lack a passport), gardens,…

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Will D. Campbell, a man unlike any other.

The first time I heard Will D. Campbell’s name was in the context of a conversation with an elderly neighbor whose voice churned confetti and fireworks as she described her favorite “bootleg preacher”. I was intrigued- but all that breastmilk-induced…

wildcrafting

So here it is- my favorite way to play… Making things from other things we find throughout the day. Crafting with natural materials, organized by material. An P indicates printing pleasure can be satisfied, while a B indicates that this…

Why the only cure for now is nature.

The Eldest shows Amy a discovery at Tannehill. In the latest issue of The Atlantic, James Hamblin explores the emerging profession of “ecotherapy”. My heart skips and cartwheels to see Richard Louv’s name quoted in a mainstream media outlet. Children…

Why I homeschool.

Inspired by Mommycoddle, who explained her personal reasons for homeschooling, I thought I’d do the same. There are so many stereotypes and assumptions about homeschooling parents and homeschooled families that it makes sense to reaffirm why we, as individuals, choose…

Where I’m From: A Poem Game.

I am from rusted barbed wire, from Gauloises and old Romanian folk tales. I am from a Hunter 27 which became a Island Packet 36, mornings stirred by the sound of waves gossiping with fiberglass and sweat-moist sunprints on my…

What we learn by watching harvester ants.

Gnome holds her cheap plastic ant after giving it a kiss. It’s all about insects lately. Each night, the insect for the next day is introduced in the form of a cheap, plastic replica. Little B. bounces around the room,…