At the dinner table (a #privilege)

(Normal Rockwell’s “Freedom From Want” . Wikipedia.) I have always revered the picture by Norman Rockwell titled “Freedom From Want”.  This idyllic experience of dining together, in times of plenty, epitomized what a family dinner should look like to me.  A family, sitting at the table, together, safe and secure in a space full of familial…

A Creative Prompt

In reverence to the #writing prompt, I must share the favorite prompt that I have received thus far in my writing workshop history. My current professor of all things poetics (Check out the Poetry Vlog) posed this prompt to us one day: Create A Playlist For How You Feel When You’re Writing Wow, I thought,…

#I Do My #BestWriting When I’m #Procrastinating: #writingprompt

#Writing Prompt: We’ve all seen it, a whole #post of #hashtags, that somehow in our #soundbite laden #reality seem to make #totalsense. It’s #poetry, in essence. I made a #post #today, full of #hashtags #ofcourse, on #Instagram. I was #completelyamazed at the enormous #variety of #hashtags that #exist and how #often they are #used. And…

An Art Docent Project

While pursuing my degree I consistently dealt with the impostor syndrome that I developed at the young age of 12 (another story for another time). This was especially evident in my art and art history classes. I felt so unworthy of being in art museums and galleries and presenting my own art for critique. I…

Eating on The Run?

Eating on the run is not something I’m experienced at. I’m typically afforded long days of home and garden tasks intermingled with self-care (which you’d think I’d be better at!) and have ample time for quiet un-interrupted lunches. I do know, though, that when at work or school or home with little people, that the…

Garden Thoughts…on Mothering

I had these thoughts, the thoughts below, while gardening away one day.  Who knew that digging in the dirt for the end of a taproot could lead to such eloquent inquiry; very much the same way that Tarot reading does for me or the way reading a bible verse of the day may do for…

Zucchini, oh that mega producer

If you garden in the Maritime Pacific Northwest, you probably plant Zucchini every year. And every year you just might be tempted to try different varieties and every year you may end up with more than one zucchini plant and every year you might forget just how much zucchini one plant will produce and you…

My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. In Mama Donata’s Kitchen Welcome to my kitchen.  The hub of the home, or of my home at least, for where does anyone want to be but in the kitchen?  I bought this fancy old house with a large living room hosting a large fireplace…