Today, I was a frog monster. I pulled a green, frog-covered baby blanket that my mother had quilted as a gift for one of the boys over my head, and hopped around Damaris's bedroom making frog noises. And believe you me, I was no sissy "ribbit-ing" frog. I croaked. The kids attacked me with swords … Continue reading Be happy with wrinkles I got when I smile
One thing that really struck home for me today about being in Germany, is that the rest of Europe is not across the Atlantic Ocean. It is often strange enough for me to realize I am actually in Germany, but it is even stranger to realize that France is to Germany what Ohio is to … Continue reading I’m Sitting in a Railway Station got a Ticket for my Destination
There comes oft a time when I find both Melpomene and Thalia have fled, and that into which I have poured the better part of my thoughts (for whatever past extended period of time) falls useless and lifeless into my folder of "unfinished" works, hoping one day to be revived, but knowing full well that … Continue reading A Sort of Homecoming (revisited)
Well, it's been a quiet week here in Lake Wobegone, my hometown, out on the edge of the prairie.Language school is now in full swing, stripping me of the better part of my Tuesday and Thursday evenings. This would not be nearly so bad if it were not for public transportation being a wretched waste … Continue reading It was a Sandwich, on Toasted White Bread, with Peanut Butter, Creamy Style.