7 things meme

Like Kelly Christopherson I haven’t officially been tagged on this one, but with two open invitations from plurk friends, I’m guessing that I shouldn’t worry and just jump in. So, seven things that you don’t know about me: I love to sing. If I could just figure out how to wrap it into my day…

Jubilee Photo Album

That darn 99 things meme and Michael Doyle’s comment has got me thinking about the year (fall 1985 to 1986) I spent on a boat – a 75 foot, sloop rigged, Ted Hood designed motor sailor.  Well, I’ve tried to write about this and I find that I can’t write about it all at one…

Cold and Apples

I have been saving the last of the Wolf River Apples, carefully stored in the basement refrigerator for the holidays.  I made an apple pie at Thanksgiving using them, and the last ten pounds will be for Hanukkah applesauce. Wolf River apples are unusual for two reasons: they are HUGE, the size of a large…

Remember

I teach this senior elective on the autobiography and memoir.  Right now we are reading a group of writers who always make me think: Lucy Grealy, David Sedaris, Anne Lamott, and Harvey Pekar.  A wonderful assignment from last week was to write (after reading Sedaris’s “Twelve Moments in the Life of and Artist” from Me…

Powerful memories

Paul over at quoteflections posted today about Clementines.  He’s got me thinking and remembering. In South Dakota in the 1960s foods were good and the measure of a cook was how well she (usually) could capture summer in the freezer bag, the canning jar, the jam pot, and the pickle pail.  Fresh fruits in the…