Writing

If I have a quiet moment, it’s likely that I’m writing.

Over the past 15 years I’ve worked as a freelance editor, writing tutor, writer for non-profit organizations, and teacher of writing.  After my son was born in October 2015, I rediscovered my love for poetry.

In 2016 and 2017, I was a monthly contributor to a homeschooling magazine called Wild + Free. You can find their publications here.

I’ve also written for the Seaside Institute, an educational non-profit in Seaside, Florida; Edible Grand Traverse; Rhythm of the Home Magazine; the Leelanau Conservancy, a land trust in my home county in Northern Michigan; Natural Food Cooperative Newsletters, and Grand Traverse Woman — among other publications.  Here are a few pieces from the past few years — with links to PDFs, other websites, and my previous blog, amabellen.

Garlic: A Love Story :: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

Family Game Play :: Winter 2017

 

 

 

 

Joy in the Making :: Calendula Salve :: Winter 2016

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Dipping Leaves :: Autumn 2016

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World In A Bottle :: Spring 2016

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Deep Ties to the Northport Bluffs :: Fall 2015

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Kiessel Brothers Share a Love for Farming :: Fall 2014

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Calendula: At Work in the Garden :: Summer 2014

 

 

 

 

My Leelanau Love Story :: Winter 2014

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We Harvest Garlic :: Summer 2014

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Fishing Together :: Summer 2013

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Furry Murderers :: Summer 2013

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Zen and the Art of Puppy Training :: Summer 2012

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A Gousty Tree :: Winter 2012

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2 Replies to “Writing”

  1. Just read garlic: a love story- it was so well written I swear I could smell it and taste it.
    Where does one buy Leelanau Red?

    1. Hello and thank you for your generous comment! I don’t know if you can buy “the original” Leelanau Red any more. Meadowlark Farm still grows garlic and sells it at Oryana Food Co-op in Traverse City, but I believe they are growing different varieties after they had a difficult season and lost some of their crop a few years back. You can buy beautiful garlic from a lot of local farmers at the market in downtown TC! Good luck!

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