Strike While the Iron is Hot

    While I am not writing a poem a day this year inspiration still strikes from time to time, if I set down my phone and sit down with a pen and paper. This piece wrote itself this week – here is a rough draft, just the way it appeared to me:   we […]

Notes From My Retreat: Day 1

I went on retreat earlier this month. You can read a little bit about it here. It is a beautiful, magical place filled with silence and divinity. Here is a draft of something I wrote when I arrived: 2017 Retreat; Big Sur This is where I spent my 40th birthday. This is where I fought […]

Fearless Writing Challenge: 300 down, 65 To Go

I have 65 days to go. And then I will have written and posted a poem a day for an entire year.  Holy smokes! That’s impressive! #ifidosaysomyself What will I do when the year is over? I don’t think I have it in me to do it again, but it is a great exercise. Interestingly enough, […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 36: New York circa 1997

9/11 Of course, I remember where I was and what I was doing on this morning 16 years ago. I had left home on my way to work. I was driving up our long driveway and had just turned on NPR, like I did every morning as I began my hour-long commute to work. By the time […]

Fearless Writing Challenge Day 17; or My Mom Visited Yesterday

Maybe it was the eclipse the day before that thinned the space between us, but something strange happened yesterday, on the 7th anniversary of my mom’s passing. As a writer, it is not unusual for me to have a “flash of inspiration” where all of a sudden I get an idea for a story or […]

I’m officially a Badass!

Hey Peeps! Wanted to share a bit of AWESOMNESS with you this afternoon – I am honored to be on the cover of April’s BADASSERY MAGAZINE!  Big Props to dear friend and photographer, Michelle Riddle, for the cover-worthy shot. And to the team at Badassery for printing my poem, Pussy Has 9 Lives! #yourock Woot […]