Lessons From Mom

You taught me so many things over the years Bits of trivia, odd and disconnected From those rare moments When we connected And many lessons In what not to do When I swore to anyone who would listen That I would not grow up to be you I knew so little of grief While you … Continue reading »

The Flame of Desire

When you’re single And looking for that one someone Or just in need of release There are moments When that need That hunger Becomes a kind of panic That rises through you Like a tide lapping at the shore Gradually moving farther And farther up the beach The waves increasing in strength incrementally So that … Continue reading »

My Three Words for 2016

For me, the hard part about the three words exercise each year is finding individual words that apply to multiple aspects of my life without needing entire sentences for them to make sense to me three months down the road. In previous years I’ve reflected on all of my previous words. If you want to … Continue reading »

No More Prayers

No More Prayers The news comes in every day The names and places change But it’s always the same Sure, some days are more brutal than others But it’s still our sisters Still our brothers It’s in Africa, Asia, Europe, and here too It’s villages and towns Paris and Beirut Beheadings and bombs Machetes and … Continue reading »

Designs for writers

I’ve had a store on Zazzle for a while now and recently made some designs (and an entire category) for things for writers. My favorite thing to tell writers is, “Just. Keep. Writing.” so you can find that on a macbook cover, a mug, and on the front of my promotional shirts for this site. … Continue reading »

Liberal Rant

This is something I posted on the book of faces today and thought I should put it here as well. <<<RANT WARNING>>> In case you’re new to me, what I believe, and those things for which I advocate, here’s a list. I have zero desire to hear opinions from the other side of these positions … Continue reading »

Turtle Do

A number of things collided and as a result, I now look like this: October is breast cancer awareness month. I’ve known a number of women who have had various types of cancers and lived through the surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. They all lost their hair. I have a habit of growing my hair long … Continue reading »

Cover Reveal

I have a degree in fine arts and have very specific designs in mind for my work. However, my degrees are in photography from back in the dark ages when the computers we worked on were Apple IIe’s. So, I am decidedly lacking in the technical skills needed to do digital design. It’s not that … Continue reading »

Epiphanies

I saw a quote about gratitude this morning. “Gratitude turns what we have into enough” taken from a longer thought on gratitude by Melodie Beattie and expounded upon by Elizabeth Gilbert. Yesterday, as I was purging and packing to move, I ended up throwing out and giving away much more than I am taking with … Continue reading »