Friday, February 28, 2014


Crocuses that appeared in the yard three weeks ago decided to open up today in the late-winter (but feels like early-spring) sun.

Monday, February 17, 2014


A sketch by Troy's Work Table made with The Child's art bot science project.

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Illustration from Telettronfono by Matthea Harvey. 


Telettrofono by Matthea Harvey is a fascinating fantasia from the pages of  Poetry Magazine.

I'm not quite sure what it is, but I have been reading and re-reading it. Based in historical fact, but filled with imaginings. In my hard copy it is in the "Portfolio" section; online it is listed as "Prose from Poetry Magazine." It contains prose pieces that are rather lyrical, yet many of its sections are short poems in their own right. It includes photo illustrations of hand-stitched representations of patents that Antonio Meucci actually applied for, some of which were approved, some not.

Plus, you can listen to the piece, if you so desire. The audio is slightly different than the text, which adds to the mystery and intrigue.


Read and/or listen to Telettronfono HERE.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Screenshot of the Tavern Books home page.


There are organizations that demand our attention and support. They tend to be filled with people who are fierce and full of passion for their work. I've never met anyone from Tavern Books in person, but I imagine each and every one of them this way.

They publish poetry. They write about poets and poetry. They collect and redistribute books of poetry to Oregon libraries, especially those libraries serving populations of less than 5,000 people and tribal libraries. They host readings of poetry.

So, give them some attention and support. Visit their website at Visit them in person when you are in Portland, Oregon. Subscribe to The Honest Pint. Order books from The Living Library. Provide them a tax-deductible donation.

Saturday, February 08, 2014


Bird prints on the front steps. Hop! Hop! Hop! about in the snow.

Friday, February 07, 2014


Crocus in snow. Puyallup River Valley. Friday 07 February 2014.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014


"Moby Collage" by The Child.


The Child read an abridged version of Moby-Dick for a book talk at school. The project had to have a visual element, in addition to the oral presentation. The "Moby Collage" has words pertinent to the narrative cut out of old newspapers and magazines and pasted onto posterboard cut into the shape of a sperm whale.

(The Child received a grade of 4 out of 4.)

Today, my heart sings!

Monday, February 03, 2014


Clouds, dark and light. North Hill of Puyallup, Washington, looking toward Sumner.

Saturday, February 01, 2014


Black walnut tree. Puyallup River Valley. Puyallup, Washington.