Ms. Merriwether’s Advice Column, Vol. 1

Answers to questions on life and writing Dear Gentle Reader, Ms. Merriwether (c’est Moi) is opening an advice column for all your questions about life and writing, or the writing life. I will select several questions from the comments section … Read More

The Seasonal Succession of Berries

Raspberries Ripen in July, Love Follows I was in my son’s garden this afternoon, picking raspberries. I picked berries when I was little in my father’s garden at the end of our yard, and that’s how friends have remembered me … Read More

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Bikini

Photo by Carlos Augusto on Unsplash It was an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini That she wore for the first time today — Paul Vance The New York Times announced that Paul Vance, the lyricist for “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polkadot … Read More

Frida Kahlo’s Iconography

Impaled, bloodied, and flecked with gold dust Frida Kahlo was impaled by a broken rod, and lay on the ground naked in her blood and flecked with gold. She said she could never paint the accident. The broken handlebar from … Read More

Our Words Fly Out on Butterfly Wings

They ride the thermals. Our words fly out on butterfly wings to climb the thermals. The mystery of the internet is anybody can be reading anything at any time. Including your post. Including this post. It takes one reader to … Read More

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