write to me

My writing desk in the Pear Oom.

I am trying to decide whether to keep this ol’ ‘blog up. My habits tend toward handwritten, postage-stamped, snail mail letters. How many spaces can one habitually inhabit, after all? Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, Google—any streamlining advice? Media pruning insight? I’d like to tell you how last week the first sandhill crane circled, trumpeting, above, and when dark fell an owl hoo-hooed. Or confess that there is nothing effortless about writing 11+ drafts of a pantoum. To explain what stage of kitchen reno we are at, show you an agate Norah found, regale (or disappoint) you with my Wingspan score. Where ought I delight in snowflakes and rime ice? Display our dwindling stacks of wood? Exhibit Brett’s verdigris? Reminisce? Lament? If I pare down, TheGraceBook seems the least trafficked of my tendrils. Our paths are more likely to cross elsewhere. A photo collage, perhaps, or roadside park?

Quarterly posting may become my routine. A year-end note, more likely. Let’s make a pact: don’t presume any posts and I’ll not expect you to read any. Write to me, instead, @TheAnchorage mailbox.

my linktr.ee proxy:

2015 original: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=600288007097&set=a.588439097407

12/27/21: https://www.facebook.com/aboveallshadows/posts/836193700197

3/20/22 update: https://www.facebook.com/aboveallshadows/posts/841191599367

“Shall I ever be able to read that story again; the one I couldn’t
remember? Will you tell it to me, Aslan? Oh do, do, do.”

“Indeed, yes, I will tell it to you for years and years.”

– C S Lewis The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

2 thoughts on “write to me

  1. I stumbled upon your blog here following a bunny trail that started at The Habit. It started with poetry really. I saw there was a poetry group there and as I was investigating I ended up at your blog because of your poem Pantoum, posted on another blog. I too enjoy snail mail and poetry and live on the plains and homeschool our two kids. I was wondering if you could be a person to help launch an idea of sending/sharing poetry via mail? Postcard or letter. I love these online resources like The Habit, the Rabbitroom, etc., only I have never been able to do more than observe from the outside because the vehicle for community is technology, which I’ve never been drawn to. Just an idea.

    • Mail + poetry are right up my alley. Launching things, not so much; but faithful participation I can promise. What if we just start doing it? In my mind, two people is enough to start anything.

      What a fun story of how you arrived here at my blog. The Habit membership is such a boon since I live so rurally (my personality is such that I’d give up writing all together if it weren’t for a steady dose of comraderie), but I actually do keep up via letters with a number of other writers.

      If you’d like to strike up a longer conversation, I would welcome it:
      6077 SE 128th St
      Blooming Prairie MN 55917

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