Two years ago I apparently decided to stop blogging here at my “I like chickens…” art blog. I am guessing that the reason for that is the sudden envy I was feeling toward my friends who are musicians. While watching my dear musical and poetic friend, Liz Rognes, perform a show I felt a pang of sadness because I would never get to put lyrics out with my art – being that my art was visual and not musical. Two seconds later it occurred to me that I could, in fact, write without music. I had been filing ideas and notes for essays and stories away for years but had never taken any of them seriously. I decided it was time to put my words out into the world like I had my photographs and paintings and dove right into classes and started finishing things I had started, putting my visual art to aside for the time being. Now two years later it is occurring to me that I can write on this blog too. (I am actually not as stupid as I may sound – just a little slow maybe.) So I am off on this writing adventure with a new version of the “I like chickens…” blog, now featuring random things I find important or interesting or funny or annoying or utterly boring. It will totally depend on the day. I realize that my sister may be the only person who ever reads it and that is just fine, someone needs to entertain my sister. It might as well be me.