The never-ending snow floats past the bay window where our houseplants hang out, clean our indoor air, and provide respite from the white landscape of a Minnesota winter. The last time I checked, the snow pile outside the front door formed from our many winter driveway clearings is taller than I am. Some of theContinue reading “When Making Lasagna on Sunday Afternoon Feels Miraculous”
Author Archives: Kathleen Cassen Mickelson
This past week, a coating of ice dressed up every tree around here. It coated the streets and sidewalks, too, but I still found it beautiful. While we wait for the spring equinox this month, winter gives us a little reminder that it, too, offers delicate, temporary beauty. Happy March. all photos by kcmickelson 2023
Following news of the mass shooting at Michigan State University, Valentine’s Day felt very un-Valentine-y. There has to be a way out of this vise-grip of an idea that America’s freedom is entwined with the ability of every single person to have access to firearms.
My Creative Spark Journal
Prologue: As I got this post ready, I was keenly aware that I was not going to address what is going on in the United States – and the world – right this minute: multiple mass shootings, another Black man killed by police, the loss of women’s rights on 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade,Continue reading “My Creative Spark Journal”
New Year, New Energy
I’ve been thinking about what 2023 might look like for creative practice and inspiration. Where to get it. How to keep it going.
Happy New Year!
One year ago, I launched One Minnesota Crone, broadening the focus I honed at One Minnesota Writer to include other art forms and celebrate mature creative women who are doing exactly what they please. Thank you for coming along on this journey, celebrating the many gifts that crones bring to the world, and, just maybe,Continue reading “Happy New Year!”
Tilting Toward the Solstice
The Solstice is almost upon us.
I love winter in spite of its challenges…. It’s time for all the thoughts I carried in my head all summer to be put into writing or poured into a painting. It’s time to think about creative projects I put on the back burner while I hiked in the woods, pulled weeds, photographed birds. And it’s time to rest: early nightfall, cozy blankets, red wine, good books, and a simple delight in that fairy-tale falling snow.
November • Thanksgiving • Home
November in Minnesota reminds me how rooted I am to this place. It also sends me to find old recipes.
Let’s Talk About Poetry: Household Gods by Bonnie Proudfoot
Household Gods by Bonnie Proudfoot. Russell, KY: Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2022. Poetry chapbook. $14.00. Bonnie Proudfoot’s first poetry collection, Household Gods, is firmly grounded in Queens, New York, held fast in the arms of family, steered by the passage of time. It offers a constant push against the roles handed to women even as women are remembered, honored,Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Poetry: Household Gods by Bonnie Proudfoot “