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Ghosts of Christmas Crafts

Winter in north-central Montana can be brutal. Our farm’s shelter-belt trees blocked the west wind, but from the north, it swept down unimpeded and swirled around our farmhouse, piling long berms of snow… Continue reading

Something Old – Something New

Social Distancing and Small Businesses

Local deliveries during this time…

Interview

I have a soft spot for black cats. So when it came time to hire a Halloween-buddy for my client Morty, there was no contest. The interview went something like this: Thank you… Continue reading

Soup Season

The Autumnal Equinox arrived in a gentle rain last night here in southeastern Montana. It’s the start of soup season, and I love the time I spend in the kitchen cubing and dicing… Continue reading

When the Wind Blows…

I have a friend who loves the wind. She grew up in western North Dakota. While I was holed up in the farmhouse during prairie gales, poring over the illustrations in The Wizard… Continue reading

A China Story

My sister and I had a few doll dishes. They would hold several dandelion stems or a handful of wrinkled toadstools—enough, anyway, for us to imagine we were dining in a fancy restaurant,… Continue reading

When Your Best Isn’t (Yet) Good Enough

I’ve been here before. I’m near the end of a long project, my Teeny-Tiny ABC book. The art has gone fairly well, but I know in my heart I can do better. This… Continue reading

R is for…

When I was around seven, my dad adopted a baby raccoon. He and a neighbor had been hauling bales from a straw stack, and found a nest of little ones. It was the… Continue reading

Jack-O-Lantern Smile

    Jack (c. 1972)                                              My mother, age 12 (c. 1949)… Continue reading