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Why Susan Tweit reads Riehlife

Looking back at my drafts from the past, I found these encouraging comments from Susan Tweit, noted author, blogger, and friend. We met through Women Writing the West and Story Circle Network. Susan Tweit writes: Riehlife nurtures connections. I think of Riehlife as a tapestry woven of the many voices you meet and hear and […]

Happy 4th Birthday Riehlife!

Riehlife turns four years old this month. A lot has happened since August 2006. Here’s the Riehlife report card from January 2008.

Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day:”Basho & the Crickets,” by Stephen Kuusisto

“Basho & the Crickets” is Riehlife’s poem of the day written by Stephen Kuusisto–Professor, Author, Speaker, Poet, Blogger, and Disability Advocate. With his guide dog Nira, he roams the world giving readings and workshops–when he’s not teaching at the Iowa Writing Workshop. Here’s how the poem and Stephen came in my life, and then bobbed […]

Riehlife Poem of the Day: “Sure There Are Things to Worry About,” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer is a word woman of the finest caliber. On Ryezome, a delicate on-line tracery of her poem-a-day practice, you’ll find accessible well-crafted poems that will make a difference in how you view your life. Susan Tweit introduces her as a favorite poet of real life. Of those who think of themselves as […]

Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day: Twitter Haiku by Susan J. Tweit

Susan Tweit posts a Haiku a Day on Twitter and Facebook. If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then what would you say of a Haiku a day? Make sure you see the Riehlife companion post Susan wrote on her haiku Twitter practice. Read more about Susan Tweit’s rich background and accomplishments below. […]

Riehlife Poem-of-the-day: “The Sparrow,” by Rhonda Esakov

Rhonda Esakov is a sister member of Story Circle Network. I met her when we both belonged to an SCN online support group. You can read her Story Circle Network reviews online. She’s kindly responded to my call for April poems. Here’s her introduction to “The Sparrow,” which she refers to as “my little novice […]

Riehlife recieves the Superior Scribble Award

Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett’s blog supports women writing their memoirs. They just gave me a wonderful compliment by announcing that they have chosen Riehlife as one of their five top picks for the Superior Scribbler Award. Here’s how they described Riehlife: Janet Riehl — an artist in the best and broadest sense of the […]

Riehlife Blog Posts: The Ones that Got Away…Readings, Art Museums, Plays, Movies, Products…and even (ahem!) Ideas

Recently I cleared out my piles on the credenza in my study. I found lots of scraps of paper noting ideas to blog about. Here, then, are “the ones that got away.” All of these blog-fish are pretty small, but some are beautifully striped. Ideas 1) Pop as “great connector” 2) Soil & Soul (poem […]

Riehlife off to Ghana on African Holiday…back in 2009

Between December 6th to January 7, Riehlife goes on holiday as Janet travels to Ghana, a place she lived and worked for several years in the 1970s. This trip will be far more simple than her August trip to Southern Africa. Because I’ll only be staying in two locations, I’ll be taking a few more […]

Riehlife on African Holiday

Between August 4th to August 26th, Riehlife travels to Southern Africa—South Africa and Botswana. I’ve decided not to take too many gadgets, so I’ll be leaving my laptop and cellphone at home. I’ll be in erratic computer contact, so I cannot say if I’ll be able to update Riehlife while I’m gone or not. Maybe […]