I will suffer and rejoice. I will accept want and plenty. I will feel love and grief on the ground where I am planted.
Early March in Central Illinois. Mostly brown, a little green.

February 2023

Even a mild winter has its share of desolation.
A lament for all Midwesterners.
Winter here is pitiless.

January 2023

Direct quotes from Maples, Pines, & Oaks (Funks Grove, IL)
We may not have mountains, but we have the Wabash River
The plants growing on the Illinois prairies and in the Illinois woods are beautiful because they’re hardy. Their roots reach down deeper than the cold…
Why we launched Impeded Stream. Plus a poem.
Endless aspirational content and mindless Reels blow through our prairie cottage like an icy December wind. We don’t even have a television, but our…

December 2022

A Poem About Illinois
Introducing Impeded Stream: Unapologetically Midwestern Supply & Ideas