I haven't written much here recently, for which apologies. But I've been at my desk, head down, writing stuff like this:


Yes, I write longhand. No, I'm not crazy. I do type it in to the computer every few days. But the first creative attempt feels better with pen and ink. Screen and keyboard feels too much like work. Computers are crucial for editing, though. I don't know how Austen, Dickens, Twain did it without computers, much less typewriters.

When I'm not writing, I'm messing around in the garden, or in the little patch of public land in front of our house, where I've been guerrilla gardening. See?



Since starting this garden, I've met more of our neighbors and chatted to more strangers than in the 12 years we've been here. And the bees are coming back.

Happy Summer to those of you in the Northern Hemisphere!