Have a poet read your stars

As a gift to myself for my birthday, I booked a session with a poet friend of mine from back in the day who now has a PhD in Depth Psychology with a specialization in Somatic Studies. One of the services she offers is an astrological reading to support personal healing. Shortly before our session,…

end of December, end of 2020

Here we are. I didn’t write as much as I thought I would, given the pandemic and all, but I probably wrote a bit more than I would have without it! I sometimes wonder if I can even call myself a writer or a poet because I don’t really have a regular practice. Maybe that’s…

November is here

I would normally take some time to recap October, but I remembered too late that I meant to write earlier (if that makes sense). So I’ll just take a moment to say that the presidential election (as well as the election of many other positions) is this Tuesday. I’ve already voted. The state officials had…

Five months

It was five months ago today that CA Governor Newsom ordered the shelter-in-place order for the state due to the threat of the COVID-19. As of this writing, 8:41 pm, California has lost 11,686 of its people to the disease. And it has the highest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. at just over…

NPM 20 / 30

Woman in Her Second Act I have long surveyed this landscape mapped rivers of tears scaled mountains of unreasonable doubt struck motherlodes of friendship shacked up in ghost towns I’ve built bridges constructed dams dug tunnels traversing my life’s terrain choosing the less traveled path when possible with age and experience it’s now easier to…

National Poetry Month 1 / 30

That’s right, friends, it’s National Poetry Month. I skipped out on 30 for 30 last year because I was going to be leaving my job, and I simply couldn’t handle the pressure of writing something new. This year, I’m taking on the challenge, and I have a feeling this coronavirus will be a major part…

Welcome to 2020!

This week, I’ve been working on my “Unraveling” workbook. I’ve completed the workbook since 2015, I think. It usually takes me a few days. First you look back at the year that is being ushered out and then you look ahead to the year that lies ahead. This exercise isn’t just write down some resolutions….

December reflections #1 – Through a window

It’s me. I follow this woman named Susannah Conway on Instagram and subscribe to her email newsletter. I’m not sure how I found her (through my sister?) but at the end of every year, she puts out a free workbook called Unravel Your Year that you can fill out to reflect on the year that’s…

Day 24 – Las Vegas to SoCal (aka home)

Sandy & I woke up around 7:30 am and putzed around a bit before getting ourselves sort of together, then we headed down to Starbucks around 9:30 am for some breakfast. I don’t think I mentioned this before but the Rio is currently hosting the World Series of Poker so the place is full of…

Day 3 – Austin / Gig 1 – TheyLit at MonkeyWrench Books

I was able to sleep in a little bit, but I have become a morning person somehow. Barbara had gone to McDonald’s while I slept and had a egg & cheese McMuffin waiting for me which was nice. We hung out a little bit, then I went to get my morning staple, coffee, or in…