Been a while.

The Lakewalk, Duluth, March 6, 2016

The Lakewalk, Duluth, March 6, 2016

There is something spectacular about light around water. Even on a cold and cloudy day here in Duluth, light bounces around in fascinating ways over the Lake, but along the stream beds and rivers, too. Like having a magnifying glass everywhere I go, ready to frame what I want to see most.

I took this photo a couple of weeks ago, when two dear friends (world travelers both) came to stay in Duluth for a couple of days. I’ve written about my travels with Nathalie and Michele before. I love these two women, and I love the gift of seeing my new hometown through their eyes. They wanted to go everywhere I go in my daily life, and we did. Somewhere during our tour days, I realized we were always near water of one kind of another: the Lake, of course, but rivers and creeks and streams, too. I’m pretty sure they don’t want to live here, but they understand why I do!

I’m getting ready to teach a writing workshop at Waite Park Library for Great River Regional Library in St. Cloud. Hence, the visit to my own web site to update the resources I like to have ready for students.

Most of my time in recent months has been taken up by One River, Many Stories, the journalism and storytelling project about the St. Louis River that’s led by UMD. We moved here for the Lake — an adventure to get to know the city from the perspective of its River.

Saturday, March 19, I get to see the Mississippi River and its tributary, the Sauk River, and talk to writers there about their relationship to their rivers.

Water, water, everywhere!