You can see it up here on Signal Mountain: the times are changing. The leaves have turned from orange and red and gold banners into a brown carpet. We’ve already had night temps dip below freezing, so the moths no longer mob the front light. The blue-tailed skinks lurking around the door or skittering up the […]
This is my favorite photo of myself. It was Christmas. I was two years old, clutching my teddy bear and wearing my cowgirl outfit. You can’t tell, but the boots were red, and I wore them everywhere. Later, I acquired a coonskin cap, just like Davy—Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier. Back then I […]
(Yesterday’s post, Part 1, mused on the connections between stories, in particular the story of how Joe and I met and eventually traveled to Navajoland to get married. If you missed it, visit the Home Page.) The Puritans believed God gave us two sacred texts–the Bible and Nature. All we have to do, they said, was look, really […]
People often ask writers, Where do you get your stories? One answer is, They are all around you. Listen. It was in the Santa Fe Museum of Indian Arts & Culture that I first saw them, a collection of clay figurines made by the Pueblo people of New Mexico. Based on the tradition of the […]
Do you consider a rare steak overcooked? Does a full moon make you want to rip off your clothes and howl? Is lycanthropy your favorite four-syllable word? Are An American Werewolf in London and its sequel …in Paris your go-to date movies? If so, you might be a werewolf wannabe, but you’re not the real […]
You can learn a lot about me by furtive browsing of my bookshelves. And for a home as small as mine, I have a lot of them–four custom bookcases plus furniture with shelves. Like the shelf filled with books on India, a place of my dreams, a country I visited in 2007. This shelf holds […]
Happy Holidays from your friends at Readers Unbound. We’ll be back in the new year with lots more book reviews, literary field trips, interviews, and various musings on the written word.