Monthly Archives: January 2018

Janet Graber

Barlow’s Bygones

Author Janet Graber, who has lived in many places throughout the world, shares one of her favorites, her hometown, Newcastle upon Tyne.

St. Anthony Falls, Adobe Stock

This Place

John Coy is working on a picture book about place like nothing he’s done before.

Pat Schaffer riding a horse in Mongolia

Milking the Mares

Not far from the round white felt house called a ger, the family had strung a line between two posts. About ten horses were tethered there. “Would you like to help with milking the mares?” the chief justice asked me.

Loretta Ellsworth

Traveling to Poland

Eleven years ago I traveled to Poland for the marriage of my son to his Polish fiancée. It was my first experience abroad, and one that has stood out in my mind in the years since.

Red Star Balloon

A Personal Reflection on New Year’s Eve Day

It is the last day of 2017, the eve of a new year. I’ve taken the ornaments off our Christmas tree and laid them out on a black and white wool blanket on the cocktail table. For the first time, I took a picture of the complete collection before individually wrapping and storing them in… Read More