• Inspiration

    Might and Main Monday: Struggling Not to Wilt in Summer

    Beach Water, Struggling Not to Wilt in Summer: Margaret Atwood, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/07/22/water #water #beach #inspiration #MargaretAtwood #summer #heat

    The heat of summer is intensifying. The sun beams a hotter radiation on Earth and challenges all growing things. Plants wilt, dogs pant, people sweat. I sit down at dinner and drink a large glass of ice water, then return to the fridge and refill. As dusk settles, I water my plants with the hose, then go inside to fill the dog’s dish. The sun is relentless and the work, difficult. Just when I feel on top of the watering,…

  • Momhood

    A Hectic Vacation

    Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Seattle, WA

    Whether I like it or not, I’m inundated right now with work and visitors. August is always a month of visitors for us because two of my children were born in August and relatives like to come for their birthdays — which for me means cleaning and guests and cakeĀ and touring around the region. Writing is out the window (unless you count a bit of revisingĀ in bed at night). Here are a few Seattle sites worth visiting and where we’ve…