Fall on the Palouse and apples are everywhere--in the market, on the trees, one the ground, in baskets, in the fridge. You can find apples in pies and vinegar. Mythology and popular expressions are full of them: William Tell, for instance, shot at an arrow at an apple balanced on the head of the apple of his eye. Begin with an apple or two and write whatever comes to … [Read more...] about Apples!
From the atoms of our bodies to the earth under our feet and black holes in distant space, nothing stays the same. Ever. Not personalities, not relationships, not attitudes. Change is the only constant. There are an infinite number of ways to fill in the blanks of this sentence: Slowly, slowly ____ turns into _____. Write one sentence that fits that pattern. Then add a … [Read more...] about Slow Changes
Everybody's got to be somewhere. So does everything. Everything that happens, happens somewhere. Begin writing with the words, "I know where..." and see what pops into your mind next. Maybe it will be an object, a plant, a pet or a person. Maybe it will be an event. Whatever it is that has floated to the surface, tell as much about it as you like, but withhold all the … [Read more...] about You Know Where
Write about chores: chores you love, chores you hate, chores you procrastinate. Consider the regular and repeated tasks which you do to maintain yourself and your world. Do you have morning and evening chores? Seasonal chores? Chores you do for others? What chores will you do today? If you kept a chore score, what chore would you have done most in your … [Read more...] about Ah, Chores
"Home" can be a physical place or a metaphor. Home is the place that makes you feel "at home." "Arrive" is a verb. It's an action, something that happens. "Arriving home" can be a moment or a process. It can involve stepping through a doorway, of course. Thoughts, people, plants, smells, or sounds might be what takes you home. Consider the different places and states … [Read more...] about Arriving Home