NPM 2 / 30

I should note that these pieces are drafts. Sometimes I go back and refine them, and sometimes they just exist here. The Day of 10,000 Butterflies  last March, I was visiting my mother we were a year past the death of my father only a couple months until I would move in to live with…

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…

January 2020 recap and February so far

I hope that this blog doesn’t just turn into recap posts, but I haven’t written since my 10-year recap and in that post and the one before that, I didn’t really talk about what was happening in the present day, so let’s get caught up. In the Spanish culture and how my mom grew up,…

oops! and today so far

I completely forgot to post yesterday. I realized it around 11:51 pm. I figured I’d do two posts today, but I don’t think that will happen. Oh well, if the NaBloPoMo police come to get me, you know why 🙂 Yesterday I played tennis in the morning fog which was pretty nice actually since there…

How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones – a review

I first became aware of poet Saeed Jones a few years ago. April is National Poetry Month, and at work, I would send out poems to co-workers who had signed up for my daily poetry email to celebrate the month. I don’t know if it was 2015 or 2016 when I sent out his poem,…

life so far + Escondido, Lady Brain Fest & Ugly Mug

Hi friends! I’ve almost been home now for as long as I was on the road. I’m in my 3rd week in my new (old) home in La Mirada CA. The first week was basically relaxing and recovering from my trip. It felt good and familiar to think of my mom’s house as the place…