On Shame and Courage

A few days ago I posted this image of my 20-something self and my teenaged daughter on my Instagram.     I wrote this text to go along with it: I’m sure it seems vain to post this, but I’m working on honoring my body - in all the various forms and shapes it has … Continue reading On Shame and Courage

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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 … Continue reading Has a Poem Ever Made You Cry?

Daily Blog Challenge: Day 20 – The Best Gift I Ever Received

This one is easy - I got the best gift ever just a few weeks ago. It was a late Christmas gift. Do you want to see it? Here it is: Pretty spectacular, isn't it? The lovely shade of...brown? The slightly discolored cuffs? The missing button? I'm sure you would understand if you could smell it's … Continue reading Daily Blog Challenge: Day 20 – The Best Gift I Ever Received

Daily Blog Challenge: Day 18 – I should re-brand this as the “Several Blogs a Week Challenge”

For some truth in advertising. #honestyisthebestpolicy Today I've been thinking about aging (my tennis fall crash has me feeling old and vulnerable)...   ...my Vespa (I feel even more timid of riding her now) and being forced to slow down - which, in my opinion, is never a bad thing. #presentineverymoment For example, right now as … Continue reading Daily Blog Challenge: Day 18 – I should re-brand this as the “Several Blogs a Week Challenge”

Daily Blog Challenge: Day 15 – What Makes You Happy?

First off...what the heck? I can't seem to stay on track with this one blog post a day thing! Here we are, it's only the 16th and I am already off track! Grrr...#whatswrongwithme I'm amazed I was able to write a poem every single day last year - trying to keep up with this little … Continue reading Daily Blog Challenge: Day 15 – What Makes You Happy?

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