Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul’s desire.Saint Patrick Adapted from an old Irish prayer Take time to workIt is the pride of success.Take time to meditate.It is the source of power.Take time to playIt… Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Independent Thought

O.k. I admit it this is very much a chick-flick but I loved it and may need to watch it again, the play of language and the acting were brilliant. The idea of a woman making a living as an author or “by the pen”…shocking. And so Jane Austen published anon. I’m not to the… Continue reading Independent Thought

Back from Vegas

For me, Vegas is a vacation from being overinhibited, in the highly overinhabited yet uninhabitable city of complete uninhibition. ~Tammy Bloemzaken I’m back from Vegas and feeling like a slacker; I haven’t posted in five days which after posting almost daily for the past seven months feels like an eternity… the three days in Las… Continue reading Back from Vegas

Pocahontas Sleeps

Pocahontas’ body, lovely as a poplar, sweet as a red haw in November – Carl Sandburg My dreams have always been strange and you know what they say about telling others about your dreams. (they’re only interesting to you)Anyhoo, in my dream I had an essay published in Oprah’s magazine and I was reading it… Continue reading Pocahontas Sleeps

Being in Love for the next 20,000 days

You must write every single day of your life…You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads….may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.Ray Bradbury

The NyQuil Chronicles

“I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks… And think of anything that comes into your head, especially the miseries… Then arrange in lines of two, three or four words each, don’t bother about sentences …” Allen Ginsberg (American poet, 1926-1997) I took some Nyquil(Nyquil Cough… Continue reading The NyQuil Chronicles

Childlike Writing

“It is a paradox of creativity that the very way to move beyond the conventional stage [of writing] is not to try harder, but to take a seeming step backward: to reawaken and cultivate in ourselves some of the ways we had of perceiving and expressing when we were children.”~Gabrielle Lusser Rico~ When I went… Continue reading Childlike Writing