Archive for the ‘What I Did For Words’ category

So, I’ve come back to this blog. I’m not entirely sure why, but I’m suddenly and powerfully drawn here. Also, I don’t like leaving something abandoned and unfinished. Next month it will be five years since I last posted anything here, and those years have indeed been eventful ones (aren’t all years though, really?). I […]

I’m back to blogging, and enjoying it…except for one thing, NOBODY’S reading this! Okay, I’m exaggerating (as I have a tendency to do).  Deneen, my wonderfully supportive and amazing editor, is reading some of it, and also commenting, and others have been coming to this site—I know, because the counter tells me so—but if they […]

Spring Cleaning

April 2nd, 2012

Spring has sprung, as they say (actually, that happened well over a month ago here in Savannah, but who’s counting, right?), and with it come thoughts of the future as well as the life-changing events I’ve experienced during this season.  I’m in an organizational and  reflective  mood, which has led me to make some conscious changes […]

My Soft Underbelly

October 18th, 2011

As I go through my poetry, preparing to share more of it here, I am reminded of the EXTREMELY personal nature of this work, and ponder the wisdom of revealing so much of myself. In the summer of 2004, I was privileged to attend a class/writers’ workshop through The Writers Place and the University of […]

Choices and Costs: Awakening

October 14th, 2011

“That was you…?  We could have had years already…”   Those were the words that unlocked a part of me I hadn’t consciously known, that had been lying dormant within me for a very long time.   At seventeen I put away (mostly), my most precious schoolgirl longings and faced “reality.”  I began interacting more […]

I Am A Writer

March 19th, 2010

When people ask me, ‘What do you do?’ I always tell them ‘I’m a writer.’ I’ve never been paid for it, but I’ve written millions and millions, (maybe billions and billions?), of words over the years. Those words have appeared in school papers and personal correspondence, newsletters and academic journals, poems presented as gifts and […]