Let Others Say It for You, Say It Best

Flummoxed. Faltering. Discombobulated. Inarticulate. Dumbfounded. Dumbstruck. Nonplussed. Tongue-tied. Tight-lipped. Laconic. Hushed. Speechless. In other words, dear reader, Scribbleskiff is at a loss for words this week. I’ve been so busy again, getting caught up in the rigmarole of regular life, managing (and being managed by) the important things, that I’ve been unable to get carried… Continue reading Let Others Say It for You, Say It Best

The Everyday Essentialness of Issa

Each morningĀ I get an emailĀ from a Japanese poet who’s been dead for almost 200 years. And I don’t think that’s weird. Actually, I asked for it and couldn’t get by without it. It all started last summer. While doing some research for an article I was writing about fireflies, I stumbled upon a Web site… Continue reading The Everyday Essentialness of Issa