I was talking with a friend the other day about her writing hiatus and how she wanted her writing to have purpose, depth, and meaning. I agree with her. It should, no? Do we really need another person writing about how to butcher chickens or make homemade laundry detergent or dry their own mint for honey-sweetened herbal tea? Those were some of her thoughts, but with different subject matter. The subject matter here is from my life. We’ve had a natural writing break here with the website being down and now that we are easing back into it, I wonder some of those things. Does the world need another writer? Even if the world doesn’t, I think I need to write. At least I want to and that’s good enough for me. So, here we go. Armed with Linda’s computer (‘Goma’ because the boys couldn’t say ‘Grandma’ and their other grandma is ‘Oma’) and some inspiration up my sleeve, I’m ready to get started and to share what we’ve had in the works in our little spot of earth.