It’s the season of pulling out tomato plants and taking down bean towers. It’s the season of very few bees. And I’m wondering if the bumble bee queens in our yard have gone to their nests, tucked in for cold weather. Wherever the bees and butterflies are, I hope they are safe. I’m leaving a few flower stalks and brush … [Read more...] about Season of Bees
Writing is most often a solitary act. We sit with paper and pencil, or computer, by ourselves, and build a story word by word, tear it down, build it again. But there is another kind of writing—collaboration—when we work with friends to create a story that is richer, more textured than what one writer alone might do. … [Read more...] about Begin With A Bee
(NOTE: This party was held March 4, 2017). Originally published by Little Village Magazine, Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Mar 3, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment - Article reproduced here with the permission of the editors of Little Village Magazine.Several years ago -- or, in … [Read more...] about Launch Party for Creekfinding at Prairie Lights
It's not that I've forgotten about this conversation, it's that I wasn't sure what to do with it. I started this blog when my mind was full of the Tibetan plains and chiru and endangered species. I'm still interested in endangered species and those who work to save such creatures, but I'm also interested in the food … [Read more...] about Come With Me
A new book is always exciting. Opening the box for the first time and seeing all those hours of researching, writing and revising fitted between colorful covers makes a holiday. Hearing readers say they like the story is the best kind of music. And book parties are the best kinds of parties. This last weekend was a … [Read more...] about Book Parties!
Good ideas grow like plump seeds dropped in good ground. Last weekend I had a chance to see that again. I went to an urban farm in Cedar Rapids--Matthew 25. The farm was inspired by Will Allen and has as its goal the same goal as Will Allen's Growing Power Farm-- to provide tasty, healthy food at reasonable prices to … [Read more...] about Inspired by Will Allen — Matthew 25 Urban Farm ~ Cedar Rapids