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Social Distancing and Small Businesses

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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

October

The word “October” has always carried an extra little thrill for me. My birthday falls toward the end of the month, close enough to Halloween that my mother used to make themed cupcakes… Continue reading