Writing in the time of COVID-19: Day One

Finally, there’s sun. So much sun. Its rays are blinding me where I’m sitting on the lanai. So much sun that the long shadows of palm trees are being cast across my yard. So much sun I want to get up, get out, and do something. Oh, wait, we’re sheltering in place. Honestly, sheltering in…

Lost Words

A is for acorn. B is for buttercup. C is for chestnut. Or maybe: A is for almond. B is for blackberry. C is for crocus. You recognize these words, right? They’re familiar, right? You can probably even picture the two-toned brown nut with its textured top hat. Possibly taste the juicy blackberry in your…

Reading List

I noticed recently that I’m not consuming books in the way I once did. And that even when I do read, I don’t have the attention span I once did. It’s true I also don’t have the physical stamina or muscle strength or flexibility that I once did, either. I blame social media–the same way…