Combine the fastest growing wildfire on record with unrelenting media coverage and the high drama of warfare and you are all fired up for adrenalin rush. Pine Mountain Lake shot up from a little hideout in the Sierra foothills to become the number one focus of national attention within the space of a few days.
Dynamic Woman — Changing Times
I journeyed to the Iowa Summer Writing Festival in July to study on the University of Iowa campus—incubator of the workshop method of teaching writing that hatched MFA programs across the US. Immersed in lectures, critique sessions and readings, with time to wander beautiful Iowa City, hang out at Prairie Lights Bookstore and graze at the Bread Market, it was a perfect week.
Bears sometimes roam the deer path behind my house, near Yosemite National Park. (This particular bear, however, calls Yellowstone home.)
Saturday afternoon the doves do formation fly bys over home plate where weekdays trainees in F-16 fighters from Luke Air Force Base streak overhead. Cr-acckk! Home run! The Diamondbacks tie it up with the Royals, 10 – 10 at the top of the eighth.
Wise men say they have no clue what tales these rocks tell. Perhaps we are looking at the classified advertising section of the Hohokam Sun Times? Or, a graphic novel?
© Sydney Avey