Spring is Just Around the Corner

"Summer Remembered" (photo by m.a.h. hinton)

“Summer Remembered” (photo by m.a.h. hinton)

Bitter cold has descended again upon the North Country. The spell of sub-zero we experienced in December felt unseasonable, this feels… inevitable.

Sue and I have begun Bullet Journals this year, a new way for us to organize and get things done. That is what January is for, trying new things and new habits.

Each January for awhile now, I have sat down and made lists of goals and strategies for achieving those goals in the new year: for my poetry, my fiction, blogging, health, finances, etc. The Bullet Journal will be another tool in that process.

I have said here before that while prose writers are a disciplined lot, poets are really not. At least this poet. The one discipline though that I am consistent at is getting up early every day and writing. And  I suppose that is the most important one of all.

2016 was a tough year for those of us who value the Humanities. Everything we value most has seemingly been sullied, challenged, or overthrown: Reason, Truth, Art…. But like the bitter cold weather of January, this is merely a temporary suffering. Spring is just around the corner. In a Redeemed world, Ignorance and Death never have the last word.

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