From the soon to be published, Living a Country Year:
I marvel at what an all-night rain in late March can do. It washes away the last remnants of old snow, wakes up the dormant grass in front of the cabin, sends spring flowers leaping out of the ground, and causes my spirits to soar.
Some additional March thoughts from Living a Country Year: March is a good month to create something new--a poem, a story, a wood carving, a quilt, a painting, a photograph, a piece of music--and feel better about yourself.
Mark your calendars. The launch party for Living a Country Year is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30, 7:00 p.m. at Barnes and Noble West in Madison. I'll share some stories, give some background of the book. And we'll have some food, from recipes in the book.
I've tried something new with my upcoming book, LIVING A COUNTRY YEAR, (Voyageur Press) which comes out in late May this year. I've combined story-telling with several what I call witticisms and advice--for each month of the year. Then, by digging into my grandmother's and my mother's old recipe boxes, I've added an appropriate recipe here and there.
For instance for March I wrote:
--When you begin too much, you accomplish little.
--I met a fellow the other day who talked nonstop and didn't say a thing.
--It's okay to not know and admit it. Not knowing is the beginning of great Wisdom