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October 2012

Making Hard Cider

Last fall, we made our first batch of hard cider. It is dry, fizzy, and reminds me of drinking Bulmer’s from the …

Learning to Write a Novel, Part 1

Fear #1Me: “Hello, I am writing a novel.” (I reach out my hand in friendly greeting.)Complete stranger: (Offering a patronizing pat on …

The Numinous World of Outdoor Adventure

I am currently reading a fascinating book, Explorers of the Infinite: The Spiritual Lives of Extreme Athletes-and what they Reveal About Near-Death Experiences, …

What Makes a Space a Studio?

If you’re working with paint or clay or melted glass, your studio may be a space that can get messy, a place …

Thick, Quick Socks

Steve has been asking me to knit socks for him since the year before last. I had this idea that socks would …

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My husband, our small white dog, and I lived in our school bus full time for two years. We loved it and …