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 […]

My Oldest Poem: For Roddy, 1998

October 18th, 2011

I love you I miss you I’ll never get the chance to know you Please come to me now, if there is a way   I wish I had known I would have helped you I would have cared for you (I do care for you) I would have left my family, my life (it […]

Coming Soon!!!

October 15th, 2011

Hello friends and blog readers!  I’m adding a new section, focusing on the words–it’s even called ‘The Words,’ original, huh?–since they are so important to me.  I’ve been madly in love with words as long as I can remember!  I love to play with words, to dance and sing with them, so of course, I […]

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 […]

It was one of those moments when my life changed.   We all have such moments, of course.  We have them all the time, but usually we are unaware that they are occurring, that they are pivotal, until they are long gone.  This time though, I knew as it was happening that my world would […]

I seem to have a big problem with procrastination.   And success.   Actually, perhaps I ONLY have a problem with success, which manifests itself in the form of procrastination… or maybe I’m just lazy…?  And wishy-washy.   Case in point–THIS BLOG!  I started it about a year or so ago, and have done virtually nothing […]