Book-reading Saturday

I got a notice that a couple books I had asked for were now available at the library. I had a pretty good amount left to read in my current book, and I didn’t want to check out any new books until I was done with it. In the morning, I went to the little…

NPM – 16 of 30

prompt: pick up a book, turn to page 29, select ten words you like, then write a poem using those ten words (slightly changed it up by closing my eyes and randomly selecting words) The Road Home misshapen hackberry tree gives shade in bitter sunlight ponderosa pines line road like rebellious teens facts mixed with…

the rest of the week

After the disappointment of Wednesday night, the rest of the weekend has been pretty good. On Thursday, out of nowhere, I decided to see a movie. Instead of a variety of Oscar-nominated films I could have chosen, I selected “Winchester” starring Helen Mirren. It’s about Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle company fortune and…

Best Book(s) of 2017

Again, thankful for my weird penchant for listing things. This time, instead of a handwritten journal, it’s a technological help, a little website called Goodreads. Today’s reflection was Best Book of 2017, so I looked up the list of books I’ve read this year (already beat my goal of reading 36 this year), and I…

downtown life

So far I’ve had a pretty great day. I woke up around 7:45 am and went down to my favorite little French cafe (Cafe de L’Opera) around 8:30 am. The doors were closed, and I was sad that they might be closed, but then the owner saw me and opened the door for me. She…

it’s all good

Just checking in to say that the shine on this place is still quite shiny. Since I last wrote, I have taken many walks through the downtown neighborhoods. Last Friday night, I walked down to a bar at the Hard Rock Hotel where my friends were playing a free show. It took me 8 minutes…

Feminism in LA

April 2016 started off pretty cool. I had scored free tickets to a reading happening in LA called Feminist as F*ck, being put on by the actress & poet (and my FB friend), Amber Tamblyn. Also on the bill were Amy Poehler (yes!), Roxanne Gay, Eileen Myles, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Rhonda Jarrar. I had invited…

settling in

I was so sad because I didn’t think I’d gotten any response to my last post, but then I realized I hadn’t updated my email address on my account! Thanks for commenting, Mom, Mia, and Sandy! Last week, on Tuesday night, I went to Cafe Cabaret for the open poetry reading. It was fine. I’d…

rainy morning

I went to the store before work today to grab some essentials that we needed. I even threw a load of laundry in before I left. It was rainy all morning which was nice. I had a mostly all day training, but it was actually interesting and informative. The Blue Apron dinner last night was…

I see a red door…

I finished my first book of the year last night. It’s called Paint It Black by Janet Fitch. She also wrote White Oleander. The reason I chose to read PiB is because the actress, Amber Tamblyn, who is also a poet and close friends with some of the poets I know, recently announced that she…