Writer's Quote Wednesday: Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian author, poet and professor. His novel Things Fall Apart (published in 1958) was internationally acclaimed and is today the most widely read book in African literature.

Writer's Quote Wednesday: Alice Walker

American novelist, poet, and social activist Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944) is perhaps best known for her novel The Color Purple which won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Left Over

Last spring, our Clematis covered the top of a large Boxwood shrub at the corner of the front porch. After it bloomed in the summer I never cut it back, and by autumn the Boxwood was covered with seed heads. They are still there, left over from that earlier season, and about to be enveloped…

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Jump for Joy

“Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do.”  – Jean de la Bruyere Check out Cee’s challenge and join us on the hunt for joy!

Monday Memories: Sydney Opera House under construction, 1970

Construction of the iconic Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia began in 1959 and was not completed until 14 years later in 1973. When I was there in 1970, residents of Sydney were complaining not only about the time it was taking to complete construction but also about the total cost. Click here for some…

Monday Memories: Warren Dunes in the snow, late 1970s

Located along the shore of Lake Michigan in southwestern Michigan, Warren Dunes State Park was a favorite place to visit in the summer because of its beach along the lake. We went there often when we lived in South Bend, IN which is about 35 miles away. However, we also liked to visit in the…