Monday, November 28, 2016

Silver Bells

Time for family, friends, slower days, a hot chocolate or three and plenty of books.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and a happy and healthy New Year.

Thanks for sharing your time with me in 2016.

Till next year.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Sharing Poetry from a Friend

Poetry lovers: I wanted to share a recently published collection of beautiful poetry from my dear friend, Robert Meyers-Lussier.  It's called CRYSTALLIZED REMNANTS and I am honored to have been asked to write the Foreword for this special book.

I met Robert--or, Bob, as I call him--several years ago during a memorable but grueling 10-mile hike down into Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon.  We became fast friends and immediately bonded over hiking, words, photography, and weird senses of humor. You can really get to know people when you strip away all the creature comforts.  Plus, throw in an out-of-nowhere monsoon and 100-degree temperatures and you've got the makings of a solid friendship.

Anyway, each of Bob's poems in his collection are a little bit different but each one has a tendency to press an emotional button.  One of my favorites is this one. Enjoy!:

I spotted
an Indifference

in a suit and tie
amongst a crowd
on my way 
to work

Much to my
it followed me
to work

to become

My new boss

Monday, October 3, 2016

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Pumpkin Spice Latte Time

And, finally. 

It's been a hot one out here, although what else is new.  I live in the desert, after all.  It only makes Fall (and the months that follow) that much sweeter.  I can FINALLY open my doors and windows in the morning.  In a few more weeks, they'll be open All The Time.

I've been doing some painting, some writing, some volunteering, and a lot of reading over the summer.  My next blog post will probably be a reading roundup.  What've you been up to? 

Till then.

Happy Fall, y'all!

Friday, September 23, 2016

YOU ARE HERE is #1 on Amazon. Thank you, Universe!

A wonderful way to start a weekend: My short story YOU ARE HERE is #1 on Amazon.

Life is good.  Thank you, Universe!  Miracles do happen. :)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Too Powerful Not to Share

It's not often you see a room full of middle-school kids reduced to tears. Powerful.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

More Right Brained Than Left

...or, how I'm spending my summer vacay.  Such as it is.

Not sure if any of these are wall-worthy, but this is how I'm spending much of my summer.  I prefer abstract painting but I wanted to get back in the swing of things so I took a couple of art classes, and voilĂ .  Let there be fruit.

Maybe next time I will share some of my abstracts.  Those are not as black and white (literally), more emotional, and harder to explain. That's probably why I like abstract art.

Hope you're having a great summer!