Stray Cat: Slice of Life #sol20

A stray cat has taken up residence in our garage. This isn’t an unexpected occurrence: our neighborhood has a fair number of strays and ferals, and to help them through winter, we have a feral cat winter shelter station set up in the garage. And it probably surprises exactly none of my regular blog readers…

Possibilities: A Quickwrite Slice of Life #sol19

Back to school means back to more intentional work in my writer’s notebook. I’ve been sharing two or three different poems a day and writing alongside them with my students. Wislawa Szymborska’s “Possibilities” has been one particularly rich text to write beside. I’ve gotten the seeds for several possible pieces from this poem. But this…

Just Because Slices: Slice of Life #sol19

This morning, I’m inspired by Terje’s celebration of her 1000th blog post and her suggestion to try “just because” slices: How about instead of deep thoughts and wise words, without looking for hidden meanings, we simply celebrate the slices of life as they are, the small and the big, the ordinary and the special, the…

Magnet Poetry: Playing with Poetry #playingwithpoetryNPM 30/30 #sol19

This month, I’m tagging along with Christie, Margaret, Jone, Mary Lee, and other writers to play with poetry for National Poetry Writing Month. I’ll be creating poems using haikubes, metaphor dice, magnet poetry, paint chips and anything else that catches my fancy. I’m always sad when the end of March comes around, and it’s time to stop the daily slice. But…