Strawberry Time

Strawberry Time

This morning we picked strawberries, my grandson and I, hats pulled down over our eyes to block the sun and loose shirts flapping in the breeze. Summer is strawberry time, even if times are different these days. It took us less than half an hour to fill our pails with...
The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

This summer I’m giving myself the gift of time. Antonio Porchia (Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin) said, “The flower that you hold in your hands was born today and already it is as old as you are.” I’ve reached the age when I...
Linda Aksomitis Reflects on 2008

Linda Aksomitis Reflects on 2008

As the old year ends and the new one nears, I always look back on the past year to reflect on what I’ve accomplished and whether or not I reached the goals I set the previous year. As a writer, I find setting specific goals very important for moving my career...
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