Has a Poem Ever Made You Cry?

Donald Hall died Saturday.  Donald Hall was an extraordinary poet who I came to know through the poetry of his wife, Jane Kenyon, who quickly became one of my favorite writers for her spare, essential descriptions of life, nature, and ultimately, death. (She died at age 47 of leukemia.) Kenyon was much younger than her […]

Daily Blog Challenge : Day 14 Tell Us About Your Significant Other

After my tennis wipe out on Monday I’m all messed up and out of order on my blog challenges. Maybe I hit my head too! But, because it is Valentine’s Day I am certain that today’s scheduled challenge is to tell you about my significant other. So, let me introduce you to my sweetie, Scott. #myhottiescottie […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 31: 48 Hours of Blog Lovin’

My writer self has had a fantastic 48 hours. #feelingthelove It started on the 4th with an email from a family friend who sent me a lovely email telling me, “You are such an amazing and talented writer. You dive in with so much grace and veracity in sharing your personal experiences. I’ve always admired […]

You Can Choose

I don’t know if it is because November was National Gratitude Month or because I have been working through Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Magic, (by the author of The Secret, but focused on gratitude) but I have noticed something disturbing: People are negative, yo! Ok, it could also be that I have been spending too much […]

New Year’s Resolutions or Not to Brag, but I Have One Already

Yup, it’s true. I already have a New Year’s Resolution. Wanna hear it? My New Year’s Resolution is to stop reading self-help books. Stop downloading everyone’s free e-book. Don’t sign up for anymore 21-day courses in Manifestation. Creativity. Finding my Passion. Building My Business. Growing My List. I don’t even have a freakin’ business…or list. […]