Author: Jackie Briggs Martin

Coming up for air

Ron’s right. We are in the middle of the residency. Tonight is “chill night” at the motel and nobody is having any fun (I don’t know why they are laughing and clapping and singing).The only problem that I...

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Resolutions–and Woody

Thanks for the yoga Cheryl. It was just right for this gray rainy next-to-the-end-of-the-year day.And getting toward the end of the year puts me in mind of resolutions. A friend of a Facebook friend posted a list of resolutions...

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Quilts and stories

This is a story to go with Claire’s story about taking a chance, or seizing an opportunity.In December of 2002 I saw the “Quilts of Gee’s Bend” exhibit at the Whitney Museum in New York City. I was so...

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NPR Backseat Bookclub

I was driving down the road , on my way to the rather mundane purchase of a new toilet, listening to NPR’s “Backseat Bookclub” as Norton Juster answered questions and talked generally about The Phantom...

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