The Hike and a young poet’s first poems #Pathways #NPM #NaPoWriMo #NationalPoetryMonth #PoetryFriday

It’s Poetry Friday! Janice at Salt City Verse is our gracious hostess for this, the second Friday of National Poetry Month. She’s got a fabulous interview with David Elliott, author of a new treasure, At the Pond, and a preview of the book. You know me — vernal pool girl — and I am all over this one! Ponds, vernal pools…that’s my jam!

During the month of April, I will write poem-ish pieces inspired by my frequent walks in the natural world. Trails, paths, signs, and views always intrigue and inspire me. I have left my challenge open so that the poems may take any form — haiku, free verse, borrowed line, blackout — and who knows which direction they will go in or how often they will appear.

The Hike

A peek at my process

I wrote this “list with a twist” poem for my Kindergarten poet/naturalists. List poems are one of the easiest ways to get beginning writers started with writing their own poetry. In my classroom, I provide special 4-line list poem paper to scaffold them until they are ready to fly on their own.

One of my writers, Victoria, has been bitten by the poetry bug and decided she wanted to write a collection of poetry. Here are her first six list poems — Tadpoles, Spring, Frogs, Flowers 1, Flowers 2, Forsythia — shared with her permission. (Click on the images for a better view.)

I think Victoria has a bright future ahead of her writing poetry, don’t you think?

And introducing…

Last Friday, members of the Poetry Friday family launched the 10th annual Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem originally organized by author/poet, Irene Latham. Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche took over two years ago as the organizer. Many members of the #PoetryFriday family have signed up to provide a line for the 2022 poem. Today, Rose Cappelli takes over at her blog, Imagine the Possibilities. Participants are borrowing lines from literature. I’m excited to provide the 19th line on April 19th. I hope you’ll join us to see what happens. An adventure has begun! Here’s the itinerary for the poem.

2022 Progressive Poem Itinerary:

April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Linda at A Word Edgewise
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing

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Golden Cap Rises #Pathways #NPM #NaPoWriMo #NationalPoetryMonth

During the month of April, I will write poem-ish pieces inspired by my frequent walks in the natural world. Trails, paths, signs, and views always intrigue and inspire me. I have left my challenge open so that the poems may take any form — haiku, free verse, borrowed line, blackout — and who knows which direction they will go in or how often they will appear.

Golden Cap Rises

view from Golden Cap, Bridport/Charmouth, UK — photo: Christie Wyman, July 2017

A peek at my process

I dip into my poetic archives today to revisit one of my most favorite, but challenging hikes, Golden Cap, on the Southwest Coast Path in England. It is the highest point on the south coast of England, so very sore calves the next day! (You can learn more about Golden Cap here.) During the summer of 2017, my husband and I dropped anchor in the lovely seaside town of Lyme Regis, and hiked bits of this well-trod path on the Jurassic Coast over the course of the week. Memories and inspiration to last a lifetime.

And introducing…

On Friday, members of the Poetry Friday family launched the 10th annual Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem originally organized by author/poet, Irene Latham. Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche took over two years ago as the organizer. Many members of the #PoetryFriday family have signed up to provide a line for the 2022 poem. Today, Kim Johnson takes over at her blog, Common Threads. Participants are borrowing lines from literature. I’m excited to provide the 19th line on April 19th. I hope you’ll join us to see what happens. An adventure has begun! Here’s the itinerary for the poem.

2022 Progressive Poem Itinerary:

April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Linda at A Word Edgewise
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing

The Happy Trail #Pathways #NPM #NaPoWriMo #NationalPoetryMonth

During the month of April, I will write poem-ish pieces inspired by my frequent walks in the natural world. Trails, paths, signs, and views always intrigue and inspire me. I have left my challenge open so that the poems may take any form — haiku, free verse, borrowed line, blackout — and who knows which direction they will go in or how often they will appear.

The Happy Trail

“Happy Trail,” Assabet Wildlife Refuge, Maynard, MA — Christie Wyman, April 2, 2022

A peek at my process

Today’s poem — a quatrain — is short and snappy, yet asks an important question. Did the person who added this spirited happy face to a long-faded trail sign begin their journey with a happy disposition and some paint in their backpack? Or did they return to share how they felt after completing their outing? Who knows, but I always feel better after some time in the woods. My poem also rhymes, which is a rarity for my work. Rhyming is not my thing. I tried to push myself a little in this respect, without losing the deeper message in this double couplet.

And introducing…

On Friday, members of the Poetry Friday family launched the 10th annual Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem originally organized by author/poet, Irene Latham. Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche took over two years ago as the organizer. Many members of the #PoetryFriday family have signed up to provide a line for the 2022 poem. Today, Linda Mitchell takes over at her blog, A Word Edgewise. You can find her line here. She’s used an absolute favorite of mine, that will have you singing along. Participants are borrowing lines from literature. I’m excited to provide the 19th line on April 19th. I hope you’ll join us to see what happens. An adventure has begun! Here’s the itinerary for the poem.

2022 Progressive Poem Itinerary:

April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Linda at A Word Edgewise
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing

To The Vernal Pool We Go #Pathways #NPM #NaPoWriMo #NationalPoetryMonth

During the month of April, I will write poem-ish pieces inspired by my frequent walks in the natural world. Trails, paths, signs, and views always intrigue and inspire me. I have left my challenge open so that the poems may take any form — haiku, free verse, borrowed line, blackout — and who knows which direction they will go in or how often they will appear.

To the Vernal Pool We Go

A peek at my process

One of the simplest poetry forms for my Kindergarten poets to write themselves is a list poem. I created today’s “list with a twist” for my students, to show them a list poem can be made out of just about anything. We walk to our campus vernal pool often enough that my students are now able to lead their families there after school or on weekends. The list of landmarks we pass on our walk served as my inspiration. The “twist” at the end is, of course, the main reason for our walks — frogs!

And introducing…

On Friday, members of the Poetry Friday family launched the 10th annual Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem originally organized by author/poet, Irene Latham. Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche took over two years ago as the organizer. Many members of the #PoetryFriday family have signed up to provide a line for the 2022 poem. Today, Buffy Silverman takes over. Her line is here. Participants are borrowing lines from literature. I’m excited to provide the 19th line on April 19th. I hope you’ll join us to see what happens. An adventure has begun! Here’s the itinerary for the poem.

2022 Progressive Poem Itinerary:

April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing

His call #Pathways #NPM #NaPoWriMo #NationalPoetryMonth

During the month of April, I will write poem-ish pieces inspired by my frequent walks in the natural world. Trails, paths, signs, and views always intrigue and inspire me. I have left my challenge open so that the poems may take any form — haiku, free verse, borrowed line, blackout — and who knows which direction they will go in or how often they will appear.

His Call

A peek at my process

Male cardinals are living their best life at the moment, aren’t they? Territory claimed, plumage stunning, and mating song reverberating from tree to tree. It’s spring and they are ready to go! I adore cardinals, and always feel they are calling out to me wherever I go. But alas, I know that is simply not the case. Sing on, red bird. Today I break with my haiku streak and dip into my own collection of poetry for a bit of free verse.

And introducing…

On Friday, members of the Poetry Friday family launched the 10th annual Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem originally organized by author/poet, Irene Latham. Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche took over two years ago as the organizer. Many members of the #PoetryFriday family have signed up to provide a line for the 2022 poem. Today, Mary Lee Hahn at A(nother) Year of Reading takes over. Her line can be found here. Participants are borrowing lines from literature. I’m excited to provide the 19th line on April 19th. I hope you’ll join us to see what happens. An adventure has begun! Here’s the itinerary for the poem.

2022 Progressive Poem Itinerary:

April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing

Strangers together #Pathways #NPM #NaPoWriMo #NationalPoetryMonth

During the month of April, I will write poem-ish pieces inspired by my frequent walks in the natural world. Trails, paths, signs, and views always intrigue and inspire me. I have left my challenge open so that the poems may take any form — haiku, free verse, borrowed line, blackout — and who knows which direction they will go in or how often they will appear.

A peek at my process

Yesterday, I participated in a 2-hour haiku workshop co-sponsored by our local library and community gardening group. Featuring a brief lecture, nature walk, and independent writing time, the event was held entirely outdoors on the banks of the Assabet River. Although the sun was shining brightly, it was brutally cold. The wind chill did indeed chill me right through to my core, despite my best “teacher dressed for winter recess” gear. After the leader’s riparian (I couldn’t resist!) remarks, we took a short walk into the Assabet River Wildlife Refuge and returned by the rail trail that separates the refuge from the river. At this point, at the 90-minute mark, most participants departed with teeth chattering. Three of us hearty souls — the leader, myself, and one other participant — stuck it out in a sunny and slightly sheltered picnic area, scribbling inspiration in our notebooks for an additional 30 minutes. No pain, no gain, right?

And introducing…

On Friday, members of the Poetry Friday family launched the 10th annual Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem originally organized by author/poet, Irene Latham. Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche took over two years ago as the organizer. Many members of the #PoetryFriday family have signed up to provide a line for the 2022 poem. Today, Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core takes over. Her line is here. Participants are borrowing lines from literature. I’m excited to provide the 19th line on April 19th. I hope you’ll join us to see what happens. An adventure has begun! Here’s the itinerary for the poem.

2022 Progressive Poem Itinerary:

April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing

Calling All Poets #Pathways #NPM #NaPoWriMo #NationalPoetryMonth

During the month of April, I will write poem-ish pieces inspired by my frequent walks in the natural world. Trails, paths, signs, and views always intrigue and inspire me. I have left my challenge open so that the poems may take any form — haiku, free verse, borrowed line, blackout — and who knows which direction they will go in or how often they will appear.

Calling All Poets

Ice House Landing, Assabet River Rail Trail, Maynard, MA March 2019

A peek at my process

When I saw a notice at our local library for a “Haiku Workshop & Nature Walk” co-sponsored by our local community gardening group, I couldn’t resist! This morning, a small group of us will gather along the Assabet River Rail Trail, one of my favorite local walks here in Maynard, Massachusetts, for a lecture on haiku, a nature walk along the rail trail, and then a bit of writing time. I can’t think of a better way to start this first weekend of National Poetry Month. Can you? I captured this image of Ice House Landing, our meeting spot this morning, during a walk in March 2019. I agree with Thoreau, whose wise words greet us with each visit, that a town with a river has wings. I’m hoping my words will indeed take flight there.

And introducing…

Yesterday, members of the Poetry Friday family launched the 10th annual Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem originally organized by author/poet, Irene Latham. Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche took over two years ago as the organizer. Many members of the #PoetryFriday family have signed up to provide a line for the 2022 poem. Irene Latham kicked things off yesterday with a first line to get us going. You can find her offering here on her blog, Live Your Poem. Today, Donna Smith at Mainely Write takes over. Her line is here. Both poets have opted to borrow lines from literature, so I guess this is now officially a thing! I’m excited to provide the 19th line on April 19th. I hope you’ll join us to see what happens. An adventure has begun! Here’s the itinerary for the poem.

2022 Progressive Poem Itinerary:

April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing

Poetry Pathways #Pathways #NPM #NaPoWriMo #NationalPoetryMonth #PoetryFriday

During the month of April, I will write poem-ish pieces inspired by my frequent walks in the natural world. Trails, paths, signs, and views always intrigue and inspire me. I have left my challenge open so that the poems may take any form — haiku, free verse, borrowed line, blackout — and who knows which direction they will go in or how often they will appear.

Follow Me

Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge, Carlisle Branch

A peek at my process

I can’t quite put my finger on why trails and paths have always fascinated me, but they have. There is something about the promise of an adventure — a bit of the unknown — they provide. My senses are in complete overdrive, with much to see, hear, smell, and touch. And once in a great while, taste!

And introducing…

Starting today, members of the Poetry Friday family have launched the 10th annual Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem originally organized by author/poet, Irene Latham. Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche took over two years ago as the organizer. Many members of the #PoetryFriday family have signed up to provide a line for the 2022 poem. Irene Latham kicked things off this morning with a first line to get us going. You can find her offering here on her blog, Live Your Poem. I’m excited to provide the 19th line on April 19th. I hope you’ll join us to see what happens! Here’s the itinerary for the poem.

2022 Progressive Poem Itinerary:

April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing

Many, many thanks to Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe for hosting this most festive of Poetry Fridays!

That’s a wrap #SOLSC #SOL22

Another month of Slicing has come to an end. I remember thinking, “Do I have it in me?” This has been a challenging year for many reasons, and I just wasn’t sure I could do this. I’m so glad I pushed myself to be here, sharing everyday moments both personal and professional.

Thanks for wondering and wandering a bit with me today and every day this month. A huge thank you to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here every day during March and each Tuesday throughout the year! Many thanks to all the Slicers who stopped to read and “like” or comment on my Slices. I have so enjoyed yours! Some of you I will see tomorrow for the launch of #NationalPoetryMonth and for the rest of you, I hope to see you next Tuesday. For now, be safe and be well.

Best Day Ever! #SOL22

“Can we sing our new song while we walk, Mrs. Wyman?”

“Sure. Let’s do it!”

“Come with me to the vernal pool. In the spring when the water’s cool. Lots of critters need these ponds, like fairy shrimp, salamanders, frogs.”

And off we went to meet our Kindergarten Biologist in Residence at our vernal pool in the woods. We’ve been waiting for this day for so long, and it didn’t disappoint! Emilie had lots of exciting things to share with us including, frog eggs, which we got to touch, a yellow-spotted salamander, and a wood frog. We’ve been learning about these “critters” from the song, and to meet them in person was amazing!

And on our way back…

“Mrs. Wyman. You know what?”

“I don’t. Tell me!”

“It sure was cold out there, but this was the best day ever!”

Thanks for wondering and wandering a bit with me today. And many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here every Tuesday throughout the year and daily during the month of March.