Rain Song

As Robert Plant sang so poignantly in Led Zeppelin’s The Rain Song, “This is the mystery of the quotient.  Upon us all a little rain must fall.”  (album: Houses of the Holy, 1973) He was full of it, of course.  He should have been singing, “When it rains, it pours.”… Continue reading

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Creative Inspiration: from Muse to Youse

Sorry about that title! It just sounded so right and this post is about creative inspiration, so…. never mind. Besides, I bet you’re wondering more about the story of the image than the title, anyway. So I’ll tell you. I stole it Well, kinda sorta. Fact is, I was inspired… Continue reading

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Requiem for a Writer

“It used to be that a writer was a person of some renown, but nowadays that position slipped to the lowest one in town”       ~song lyrics by Dexter Oliver Author and friend Dexter Oliver emailed me this morning and said he happened to come across a notice… Continue reading

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Live: It’s The Beetles

I’m going to talk about blister beetles, but I want you know know that problems of this kind start well before the first beetle arrives in my yard.   It starts in January. You know what I mean. That’s when the pushers start showing up, the ones who have learned our… Continue reading

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Five Things I Forgot To Mention

Actually more than five things.  I mean OMG – I forgot to blog. Not only have I not blogged in a couple weeks, but I discovered a blog post I drafted the end of February and never posted. It concerned death in my house, COVID in my county, cows in… Continue reading

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So much to do, so little time

I’m one of those people who always has too much to do. That’s solid truth. My To Do list goes on and on and on, from big-ticket items to small. The list starts with finishing my straw bale house (generations of birds have been born in the sections of walls… Continue reading

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No-knead bread report

No, that is not a photo of bread made with my wild-captured yeast. I seemed to have committed yeasticide  and I don’t know why. I’m also not sure why I was doing it when I have perfectly good dry yeast in the fridge.  So… My brother sent me a recipe… Continue reading

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I wrote a book & now what?

Now what?  I get to write it all over again. In early March I got a great rejection from a literary agent. Wait – did I say great rejection? Well yes, I did. The agent had requested the full MS of my mystery/crime novel, and after reading it, told me… Continue reading

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Feed Me!

I go through these phases when I’m first intensely into bread baking and then I get lazy and settle for commercially made loaves. If I could produce really great bread I probably wouldn’t ever buy from the grocery store but my bread is… less than stellar. I keep trying, though…. Continue reading

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Lif Strand interview at Whispering Stories book blog

I’m featured on Whispering Stories book blog today  https://www.whisperingstories.com/the-writing-life-of-lif-strand/ This was a fun interview, mostly about who I am and about my writing, including a synopsis of Evolution Device.  Here’s one of the questions and a teaser of my answer: 6) There’s a penguin sitting in your writing chair, what is… Continue reading

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