National Poetry Month – Day 22

Tonight, an as-yet-untitled bit of something new. It’s not done, but here’s what I have so far. my watch band broke in my sleepwhen I woke up, time mattered lessmy newly unfettered wristfelt feathery and free I stopped tracking certain number of steps every hourdidn’t plan my day the samedidn’t plan it at all it was…

May your quarantine life be fine

Hi there – just a quick little mid-month check-in. To kick off the month, I drove to Anaheim for another drug test. No physical for this one, and the drug test was quick. The lab was nice. I liked that I could check in from the car. They texted me when they were ready to…

April recap

Whew! I did 30/30 y’all! And I even did it in the allotted timeframe! I don’t know that that’s happened in quite a long time. Of course, by posting only poems mostly, you missed out on the other stuff I did, though, honestly, sometimes the poems were or described what I did. But here’s how…

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 17 – Laramie to Salt Lake City

I let myself have an easy morning and went back into town to have breakfast and coffee from the Coal Creek Coffee Co. in Laramie. It was lovely. I got on the road just after 8 am, and made my way further west. It was cool to the see the back of the Wasatch to…

Day 16 – Des Moines to Laramie

I got on the road around 7:15 am and got back to the West Wing Weekly. I dig that podcast. The drive was western Iowa, then the full width of Nebraska, and into Wyoming. There was some weather but nothing major. What I found truly fascinating was the sky. It was beautiful. I couldn’t help…

Day 15 – Ann Arbor to Des Moines

After a very small amount of sleep, my eyes popped open at 6:30 am, so I got up and got my stuff together until it was time to leave. I left Laurel’s when the whole family left the house to go to Henry’s 5th grade graduation. Last day of school! I stopped at Starbucks and…