Category: Writing

Hello Homestead Goes Behind This Blog!

By , February 10, 2019

A few weeks ago, I got an email from a Website called Hello Homestead, asking me if I would participate in their Behind The Homestead Blog feature. They proposed asking a series of questions, and using my answers, and photos we provided, to profile our blog on their site.

Why not?

The result can be found here.

Hello Homestead

Hello Homestead landing page (Screenshot).

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A Habit of Poetry

By , February 1, 2019

Americans have gotten out of the habit of poetry, I think.

The impression I got growing up was that poetry is something poets do. “Ordinary people” might read poetry but seldom do they write their own. When I took a trip to Ireland with a college class, we were told that everyone in Ireland writes poetry. They may never publish, but they write casually as they go about their daily lives. Our bus driver, Brían, recited some of his poetry for us as evidence.

Chores provide ample time for reflection and composition. (Photo: Sarah A. Zeiger)

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