Posted in May 2012

Once Upon a Time by Jane Yolen

Once Upon a Time by Jane Yolen “Once upon a time,” she said, and the world began anew: a vee of geese flew by, plums roasting in their breasts; a vacant-eyed princess sat upon a hillock of glass; a hut strolled through a tangled wood, the nails on its chickenfeet blackened and hard as coal; … Continue reading

On Laundering your Wishes…

“Wishes of one’s old life wither and shrivel like old leaves if they are not replaced with new wishes when the world changes. And the world always changes. Wishes get slimy, and their colors fade, and soon they are just mud, like all the rest of the mud, and not wishes at all, but regrets. … Continue reading

Off the Page: Big Sur

Off the Page: Big Sur

Big Sur is one of the most mythic landscapes I’ve ever seen. Sprawling redwood forests hover on the edges of the coastline, breaking at cliff edges some 200 feet above sea level. It represents a preserved part of California, that has remained predominantly intact over hundreds of years because of its impenetrable landscape. Big Sur … Continue reading