his magnificent gift

i carry your heart with me
(i carry it in
my heart)

e.e. cummings


The words of a mystic


You see sweet people

The Blade’s Corporate and Community Spelling Bee on a Thursday in October:

Just step outside


I’m listening

Beauty can save the world

Holding close the North’s beauty as it nurtures and feeds and relaxes and uplifts. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, with its slow winds and tall grasses and wide variety of birds, is one of the most beautiful areas in the U.S. Took a walk there early this morning and then drove the long, winding road through the refuge to see what I could see: herons, geese, some birds I didn’t know, a skittering raccoon.

Stopped at the bookstore and bought five bookmarks, three postcards, a book by Kenn Kaufman and one pair of Kestrel earrings. Made a small donation to the refuge and called it a day.

This fall seems especially golden.

Wallowing in Wallander

Because it’s breathtaking, beautifully written, gorgeously shot. And the characters are so sympathetic. Loving this series.

Wallander: A thousand thumbs up.