Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 68)

A day late, but not a penny short — an International Women’s Day midday diversion . . .  Continue reading “Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 68)”

“The north wind doth blow, / And we shall have snow, / And what will poor Robin do then? / Poor thing!”

Now & Then
Including: Know thyself!

Peachy of Cottage Grove: “As I listen to the strong March winds howl outside and my house in the suburbs rattles and shakes, a poem from my childhood, from ‘A Child’s Garden of Verses’ by Robert Louis Stevenson, popped into my head: ‘The north wind doth blow, / And we shall have snow, / And what will poor Robin do then? / Poor thing! // He’ll sit in the barn / To keep himself warm, / And hide his head under his wing. / Poor thing!’

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The photographic memories of Spirit Lake — including those unphotographed!

Life as we know it
Pull of a Place Division

The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “Every summer, we drove my mother back to her home town of Spirit Lake, Iowa. I thought I was taking a picture of my baby daughter snuggling in her grandma’s arms, but now I know what that serene and contented look on my mom’s face really meant. She was ‘homing.’ She had arrived in her mind long before our packed van pulled into town.

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