Picking Cherries

picking cherries in a red bucket

It's that time of the year when the old cherry tree behind my house, older than the house, older than myself, awakes from its winter sleep and smiles a thousand cherry smiles. In autumn and winter, the cherry trees here look desolate. They forget their leaves and their branches look sad and forlorn. But come … Continue reading Picking Cherries

Midnight Park

Velvet quiet, wise lamps, lakes like oil spills, statues that wink behind you, and the soft flutter of sleepless birds... What's there not to like about a midnight park? And then you have the occasional oddball… Such as the Frenchwoman who was talking to herself and gesticulating fiercely on lone alleys, and then turned away … Continue reading Midnight Park

Why Every Writer Should Plant a Tree

Planting a tree is almost like adopting a child - it brings joy. It's something every writer should do. Last week I bought eight beautiful thuja trees. We planted six of them outside our new fence. Ever since, I've been checking on them daily for any signs of unwellness. I overcame my social anxiety and … Continue reading Why Every Writer Should Plant a Tree