Kathy Donchak

August 28, 2022

Sunday Letter: Everyday Miracles


"To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle."

-Walt Whitman

In childhood, the months of August and September were filled with birthday celebrations, but now as the generations grow, the days of birth are marked throughout the year. The material gifts matter little now. It is the love of family and quiet time at the end of a day to listen to the cicadas sing at sunset, that edge me closer to a new year of discoveries.

Be well,


Love Notes From The Hollow Tree

Poet and podcaster Jarod K. Anderson (creator of The CryptoNaturalist Podcast and author of Field Guide to the Haunted Forest) celebrates the natural world with warmth and humor. The poetry and prose in this collection are love letters to impermanence, to our kinship with nature, to our strange ability to conjure meaning. Vivid and approachable, the work gathered here invites readers to rediscover commonplace wonders and find new beauty in topics ranging from moss to mortality. The poems in this collection highlight our connection to a living universe and affirm our place in a wilderness worthy of our love. 

Becoming a Writer

Becoming a Writer recaptures the excitement of Dorothea Brande's creative writing classroom of the 1920s. Decades before brain research "discovered" the role of the right and left brain in all human endeavor, Dorothea Brande was teaching students how to see again, how to hold their minds still, and how to call forth the inner writer.