Many believe that what you do on the first day of the new year predicts the course of the rest of the year. If that is true then this next year is going to be full of good company, good food and naps. I don't have a problem with any of that. Last year, I … Continue reading Yearly Focus
All Hail the Queen
This morning brought the news that Anne Rice, the great dame of American Horror Writing, past away. Her son broke the news. Her first book and most famous book "Interview with a Vampire" in 1976 when she was 35. I am ten years older than she was when she published her first book. A book … Continue reading All Hail the Queen
10 years of Writing
New blogs and adventures are beginning after all, what is the fun in making the rational. Poe didn't reach greatness until he had experienced long periods of horrible sanity.
Prompt Post: Gluten Free? Yes, I am….
Prompt: Gluten Free the early days... To be honest, I don't remember much from those days. I remember being in my first solo apartment, one that I was responsible for all by myself. It was my third or fourth year of teaching. Money was tight as it has been my entire life but Friday's were … Continue reading Prompt Post: Gluten Free? Yes, I am….
State of Things August: Amended
The month of August has run off with my mind. If seen please return as soon as possible as I will be running through the fields until it returns. August is the month, I return to my day job. It is the month that I should resign to take off this blog and other creative … Continue reading State of Things August: Amended
Going Back In Time
Florida was my home for 18 years. In a way, it will always be my home. So much of who I am today was formed in the Sunshine State, albeit from the shadows as I am not really found of heat or sun. Yes, I did willingly move to Florida but until you live here you don't understand how oppressive the sun is. It never really stops trying to scorch the invaders so it can go back to being a happy mosquito infested swamp. We all have our glory days, and Florida misses when its very nature repelled development.
State of Things July
Wow, what a month!! It is hard to believe that in five days it will be over. And then it will be back to my day job and the stresses and pressures of being an American educator.
Let's stop saying those who cry are weak or babies Babies cry to communicate to express what words cannot Tears do not stop their duty when maturity takes hold When other suppress what they should express Some are cursed and blessed with tears That do not obey. Let us stop equating colors with genders that … Continue reading Let’s Stop…
Yesterday, I kneel and reached into the back of the closet for a bag. One that I placed there when I first moved in. It contains items that I kept from my time with Papi. I found the business card that he gave me at our first lunch date. I didn't know it was a … Continue reading Remembering Papi
Prompt Post: Twisting the Traditional
Prompt: How to put a fresh twist into a topic that has been super-saturated with books and films? This prompt was given to me by my friend, Peg. Thank you, Peg for saving this week’s blog. The first thing that comes to mind is zombies. American fiction and cinema is obsessed with them. The idea … Continue reading Prompt Post: Twisting the Traditional