The month of May has always been a busy month for my family. It is the month of my birthday, my son’s birthday. On a more universal level, other holidays that fall during this month are Cinco de Mayo, National Nurse’s Day, Earth Day,...―
Much has been written on the healing and transformative power of writing, whether it is journaling, prose or poetry. Poetry can be powerful because it succinctly puts a voice to our inner most feelings. It helps provide a dialogue to what we are...―
There are many ways to be passionate about poetry. Some people prefer to read, while others prefer to write and some, like myself, do both. My particular style is what I call accessible poetry. This is not to say that I don’t respect and ...―
This is one of my favorite months because there is so much done in honor of poetry and poets. It would take much more than a month of Monday blogs to share all of my favorite aspects about poetry. Suffice to say, however, that cities and ...―
….ended yesterday. But since today is April Fool’s Day, I am still celebrating it today. Every March, various government organizations such as The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, The National ...―
My platform as a writer began more than five decades ago with a Kahil Gibran journal and by writing letters. I wrote my first letter at the age of six to my parents from sleep away summer camp. Although that letter included only five words, ...―
As an avid journal keeper, I believe the written word is a powerful mode of communication. In the writing classes I teach I emphasize the importance of personally choosing your own journal. In many ways this should be an emotional experience as ...―
I love making homemade soups. Today at lunch I was using my Blend-Tec to make what my family calls green soup: a collection of fresh vegetables from my refrigerator. Today’s had leeks, spinach, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and a few...―
(1903-1977) On February 22nd, one of my favorite writers would have turned 110. The last time I thought about her birthday was in 2008 when a birthday celebration was made in her honor at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. I had just moved to...―
During my days in grade school we celebrated Abraham Lincoln and George Washington’s birthdays on two different days. These days are ingrained in my memory —February 12th and February 22nd, respectively. On Lincoln’s birthday, we...―
Every morning I wake up, wash my face, brush my teeth, and scurry downstairs to walk my Maltese poodle in the backyard. I take a flashlight with me because of the recent coyote sightings. I return inside to the kitchen and push the button on my...―
I recently hauled a bunch of things from my local Target to satisfy my NYX craving! I ...
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Hello lovelies ∙ how was your week-end going? Here was raining almost 48 hours, ...