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…

Book Tour – Day 1 – SoCal to El Paso TX

Hello from El Paso! Today was a day of driving. It may be one of my longest driving days, and it wasn’t that bad which bodes well for me for the rest of the trip. My rental car is solid and comfortable. I left the house at 7:15 am, and after stopping for gas and…

I have so much to tell you (plus NPM 30)

I think I’ll start off with the last poem of NPM 30 (of 2018, haha). Fortunately, I have a few to choose from. It’s from the same prompt group as the last two, but the prompt was “Life is but a dream.” Sh-Boom when I was younger discovering music I turned to my parents’ records…

Xquisite Corpse

Back in June 2018, I was invited to participate in this unique project. I was referred by my friend, Adrian, which was really nice. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I was in a place where I wanted to say yes to more opportunities so I agreed. The Exquisite Corpse is an old…

hello, Spring

It was a good day. I won the NCAA pool at work (could there be a Google Home in my future?) After work, I went to Jerome’s and bought a couch! Thanks for the dough to be able to get it, Mom & Dad! It will be delivered in Friday. I chose that day mostly…