Walking Weekend in San Diego

I haven’t been in my car since I got home from work on Friday afternoon. I love weekends like this. I slept in (for me) on Saturday, getting up a little after 8 am. I got dressed and went to my favorite French cafe where I worked on poems and a little work. I stayed…

Vacation – day 2: Edinburgh

After a solid 8 1/2 hours sleep (with only a couple wake-ups not knowing where I was at first), I was ready to take on Edinburgh. But first I took advantage of the free breakfast I got with my room here. I opted for some of what they offered in their buffet: scrambled eggs, a…

Vacation – day 1: LAX => London => Edinburgh

I am certain I’ve written about this concept before but international travel = time travel. I got on a plane in Los Angeles at 3:30 pm on Saturday, April 28. Technically 24 hours later, I was strolling through the streets of Edinburgh. But was it 24 hours? The flight to London was 10 hours, then…

NPM – 19 of 30

Teddy I reach for him almost every night a relic from my childhood he’s never left my side with an unimaginative name and nothing really cuddly about him he is still my comfort when I was little and had amassed a menagerie of stuffed animals a coven of dolls my mother thought of an idea…

NPM – 13 of 30

Lost Ideas droplets seeds dust flakes grains cells pinpoints petals blades shards scraps bits slivers morsels crumbs specks splinters atoms dabs touches blink and they’re gone

NPM – 2 of 30

Lung Point I discovered a bruise about a month ago when I pulled my shirt off at the end of the day I was surprised when I saw it by its darkness, by its shape – a narrow horizontal oval on my upper left bicep I touched it, but there was no pain I thought back…

NPM – 30 of 30

So I’ll admit that I’m fudging a little bit here. I wrote something new last night, and I thought I would post it here. But I’m not quite ready to have it be seen. So I’m going to post this other piece I wrote in New Mexico. It’s an ‘identity’ poem where you consider memories…

NPM – 29 of 30

So, I only have 3 more days to post 1 more poem (after this one) for my 2017 national poetry month poems, and then it starts all over again on April 1 for 2018. I had forgotten that I wrote this silly little piece in New Mexico. It was based on an improv exercise we did….

My Night with Janis Joplin

The dinner I had before the show was fabulous. . . . . . . . I had seen a version of this show, “A Night with Janis Joplin,” many years ago, but it was called “Love, Janis” after the book Janis’s sister, Laura, had written. I saw it in the small Lyceum Theatre, and…

NPM – 26 of 30

I wrote this poem in October during the full moon. I thought with tomorrow’s early morning lunar spectacular (blue moon/super moon/blood moon/lunar eclipse), this poem was appropriate. Oh yeah, and also the president’s first SOTU. ~~ Moon Shine Last night I kept the blinds open, unconcerned about who might see into my bedroom, spy the…

I was challenged by…

Today’s reflection is “I was challenged by…” I gotta say this one is tough for me, not because I didn’t have challenges, but nothing that defined my year, which is a good thing. But I did think of a couple things, one personal and one more global. My job These last 6 months or so…