Ten Minutes

I’m in a write-in. No — scratch that — I am hosting a write-in, but everyone who has sense during this time of quiet and isolation and social distancing, and not having to stick to the schedules and structures of “the man” has opted to sleep in today. Or maybe they are doing their actual […]

Inspired By Pencils

As the calendar changed from February to March my creator’s soul sang out its annual clarion call, “April is coming!” April, which is filled with online challenges for those who are ready to rise to them: NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month), #the100dayproject, Blogging from A to Z Challenge, and, of course, Camp NaNoWriMo just to […]

The Day of I Don’t Wanna

WTH was with today? Maybe it was the rain. Maybe it was the lack of preparedness I felt for the schoolwork my son had. Maybe it was the helplessness. I don’t know, but whatever it was at every single turn of today I felt an internal tantruming brat screaming out, “I don’t wanna!” By 2pm […]

Apologies to Anne

I read the Diary of Anne Frank when I was pretty young. It was sort of life changing. When I read that book and understood what it actually was — a little girl’s scribbles of her day to day — I became obsessed with writing down everything. I felt the need to document everything that […]

The Actual Truth

I used to resist change. I hated it. My first real introduction to change was the loss of my father. I was twelve, he was forty, and nothing about change felt good at that time. The thing that I have come to understand is that change itself is neither good nor bad, it just is. […]

An Old Friend Returns: Community

They’re out walking. I’ve been doing it for years — after sixteen years of being passionately in love with driving, I had to stop and find my way around the world in that old biped way. It took me a really long time to fall back in love with the slow steady pace of seeing […]

Pretending with No one

Let’s pretend I am not terrified. Let’s pretend that seeing him lie there with a 102º fever is perfectly normal. Let’s pretend that I am brave and strong and that saying, “We are all okay,” actually makes it true. The thing is, I believe that. I believe that my mind leads the way here and […]

Letters to No One

When I was in school I was kind of known as a letter writer. At the end of every single class, my friends and I would meet in the hallway and I would distribute my soul on torn out notebook pages covered in colorful inks. I couldn’t stop myself. A letter for everyone I would […]

Thank You 2018

2018, Thank you So we all know that this life is full of peaks and valleys. We have our ups, downs, plateaus… it’s a crazy adventure. What I realized is, in an effort to stay unshaken on this ride I have been missing half the trip. A long, long time ago, I became a constant […]