Writing inspired by the places, people, culture and history of the Midwest.
Recently I stopped at a deli for lunch. When I walked up, tray in hand, the young man at the cash register said, as they always do, “How are you today? Did you get everything you need?” I said – as I always do – “I’m well, and yes I did.” I said this as I fished through my purse for the money to pay. Then, I hesitated, remembering my some-time vow to note and call people by name, so I looked up, caught his name from the badge, and added, “It’s a nice day. And how are you, Jason? Got big plans for the weekend?”
People tell me writing a blog should be easy. After all, they say, I’m a writer. But from my perspective, being a writer makes it all the harder. I know how much I labor over the words in the articles I write, in the book I published. To spend precious time writing something that I don’t have to write … well. At the same time, I keep tripping across little things – having these little experiences – that I just know I’m supposed to notice, and write about. Today the little thing is YakTrax.