“Today, even before I open my email, my blood pressure spikes thinking of all the requests, problems, and complaints I’m likely to find.” Jane Friedman receives a lot of emails from students, strangers, and aspiring writers — all asking for help and advice. But does she respond?
I Have to Say Something As of this writing (it could change tomorrow), a local group from the Tennessee chapter of the NAACP was, but now is not, but might (they haven’t yet made up their mind) come to Chattanooga to push for the removal of a statue of Confederate Lt. Gen. Alexander P. Stewart from […]
Lisa Sadikman on raising her daughter: “This is when I feel myself expand, just a little, into the space she’s left behind. There are hours now when I am finally able to twirl in a circle of my own without scraping motherhood’s walls.”
Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who has been on holiday in Wales. I will leave readers to guess where he was. After a few pleasant days, we returned to miserable rain today and it was raining steadily almost all morning. I got out into the garden at a moment when the rain […]
Today’s guest picture was kindly sent to me by expert bird ringer, Dr Cat Barlow who had met this young kingfisher with an injured beak, probably caused by inexperience and hitting the bottom while diving for prey. The calm and sunny weather of the last two days gave way to greyer and windier weather today […]
I grew accustomed to moving at a young age. You could say my parents have “itchy feet”, as staying in one place for long periods of time has never been their strong point. By the time I started third grade, I’d lived in three out of fourteen states on the East Coast. To say the […]
Today’s guest picture is the last from my brother’s visit to to our area. On his way home, he and Justin stopped at the Bowes Museum. I was worried that I might have missed my chance to cut the grass thanks to spending a day pedalling about yesterday but I needn’t have worried as it […]