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 … Continue reading Strike While the Iron is Hot

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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 … Continue reading Notes From My Retreat: Day 1

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, … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge: 300 down, 65 To Go

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 … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 36: New York circa 1997

Fearless Writing Challenge: Day 28; My Most Liked Poem a Day Poems…so far

I began writing a short poem a day on January 1, 2017. I don't know that I planned on writing one every day for a year - maybe I thought I would do 30 or 90 days. But here I am, I'll be writing Day 246 today, so I really must keep going. I'll have … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge: Day 28; My Most Liked Poem a Day Poems…so far

Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 18 or Some Days We Rest and That’s OK Too

This is a perfect image of my writing life. And my moods, if I am honest. I am high energy, positive, encouraged, optimistic, feelin' good for a while and then.... #notsomuch It's nice being able to ride the waves up and down - that's a luxury I get working as a freelancer. If I'm having … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 18 or Some Days We Rest and That’s OK Too