A bumblebee gathers nectar from lavender flowers against a blurred background.
A very young rabbit sits partially hidden inside a garden, surrounded by butterfly weed, black-eyed susans, and coneflowers.
A squirrel sits on a fence, its tail curled, facing the viewer. Behind him, burred, are a garage roof and green and yellow tree leaves.

What’s New

Happy Spring!

We’ve still got a lot of snow on the ground here in Minneapolis, but the sun doesn’t set until after 7pm, and we’re now in the part of the year where the days are longer than the nights. I’m looking forward to those first buds of the season.

I’ve been down with a Lyme flare and missing in action here on the blog. Here’s a bit on what that’s like and why I disappear when the brain fog rolls in.

To kick off February, I looked at parallels between photography and writing, and how working to reveal emotional truth can make a scene shine.

A lot has happened since I stopped blogging in 2012, so I’m planning a series of posts looking back on that time. The first one is a remembrance of my darling kitty Min Lagniappe.

I’m making progress on a new YA novel draft with everything I learned from writing in 2022.

I made moules frites with andouille sausage over the holidays. It was super easy and delicious.