I have three fairly cool things to share during this time of absolutely hellish dark headlines, stress dreams, and math that never looks good. Let me say here: it's not just you. Things are very stressful and awful. However you are coping or not coping, you are not alone. More than ever, we need to … Continue reading The Good News
The water is there Kinetic Edges held static By concrete and sand The dam is loud But I cannot hear it From where I kneel On pebbled land There's a city under there Drowned Doorjambs empty Of daily homecomings I could walk The entire circumference And still feel a stranger To its clouded feelings And … Continue reading Wednesday’s A Moment
Every year, my baseline seems to slip a little lower. I fight it full throttle, no excuses, no mercy. I remember a young man I had as a patient. He had cancer. He was dying. He was in love. They tried everything. Nothing was too strange. Nothing was off the table. Every minute was precious … Continue reading Wednesday’s A Moment…
I love pine cones. Like much of nature, they appear alien and otherworldly. As I sat in the shade of a dying pine yesterday, I was facing a vibrant one - full of blossoms and green tips, and I realized I didn't actually know how pine cones are formed. Did you know that there are … Continue reading Wednesday’s A Moment…
Last year, I felt I was given permission to write what I wanted. I didn’t have to be the next Virginia Woolf or Jane Austen. Fantasy was fabulous. Science fiction was valuable. So, I went home and wrote Ferals & Blights. I entered the Writers of the Future contest and won a Silver Honorable Mention. … Continue reading Miscon 31 – The Ascension, Part One
Last year, after five years of hard work, I climbed with my husband to the peak you see in the distance. Yesterday, I came to this plateau and was grateful. I may be dealing with setbacks in my health, but I won't give up.
Wednesdays are for taking a creative moment & counting blessings, sharing inspiration, & anticipating the approaching weekend. I'd love for you to share your Wednesday moment in the comments or attach a link to your blog. Took the dog for a walk around the yard, and look what we found! If I were a fish, … Continue reading Wednesday’s A Moment…
The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny the easement for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. --NPR, Eyder Peralta Look what we did! Look. Give thanks. Cry a little. Scream and laugh because Justice won. Thank you to the Native Americans, who by standing firm and resolute, have made this possible. Their … Continue reading Make the Change: A Victory!
Wednesdays are for taking a moment during the week and counting blessings, or telling funny stories, and anticipating the approaching weekend. I'd love for you to share your Wednesday moment in the comments or attach a link to your blog. When I was a teenager, I went through some drama. My father and step-father had … Continue reading A Moment… 10/19/16
Wednesdays are for taking a moment during the week and counting blessings, or telling funny stories, and anticipating the approaching weekend. I'd love for you to share your Wednesday moment in the comments or attach a link to your blog. illustrated by: Anna & Elena Balbusso If you haven't heard of Leigh Bardugo, please please … Continue reading A Moment… 10/5/2016