Word for the Year 2023

Do you have a Word for the Year for 2023? Have you started considering how you’re going to approach it, think about it, implement it? Have you ever done a Word for the Year before? Was it a helpful exercise? Why or why not? My word for 2023 is going to be “keep” … I…

Reader, Walking: Firsts

Reader, Walking: Firsts

Since it’s spring, I’ve been thinking about Spring Ephemerals and the Calendar of Firsts. It’s the most glorious time of the year for wildflower hunters. Seemingly daily something new is happening and keeping my Calendar of Firsts up to date becomes a chore – a loving chore – but real work to open it and update it each day.

flotsam & jetsam
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flotsam & jetsam

I already missed a week and I haven’t blogged since the last flotsam and jetsam post … I listened to A Room with a View by E.M. Forester and … while there was some good and interesting parts and it was well done, I didn’t love it. I really struggled to like something with which…

flotsam & jetsam
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flotsam & jetsam

I thought I’d add a new regular feature here at ladydusk thinking through the things that have come to the surface over the past week (or so). I’ve often enjoyed those amalgamation posts where small thoughts are gathered and smooshed. I almost called the feature ‘small thoughts,’ but decided to go with flotsam and jetsam…