When is it time to let go? When is it time to wave the white flag? Not in defeat, but in victory. Victory over pride Victory over exile Victory over self. That victory which only comes in denial - Denial of all that you thought you needed; All that you thought you were. … Continue reading “1000 Years Twice”: A Poem for a New Year
It’s time that I release you From the center of my orbit Around you. The well-planned life of ours Was quickly, yet methodically, Scrawled out on the parchment of my mind, Since the moment I felt it right to begin (not the first time we met, but the second). The story seemed to just … Continue reading “I Need to Let You Go”
So I ventured out into the fray...and finally finished one of the many short stories I've been working on. But instead of it remaining in fantasyland, it's actually now available in an anthology of short stories, published by the awesome Ethan Renoe. (Seriously, you have to check out his blog). While he's a fantastic writer and … Continue reading I’m published!
Growing up my cousins and I had a special place at the back of my aunt and uncle’s suburban tract home. This magical room (for some unknown reason) was always called “Never-Never Land.” During every Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and Fourth of July that passed during the 1990s, the five of us young cousins escaped into … Continue reading Love in the Era of “Adulting”
So we meet again, dear friend In this state of loneliness I hadn’t seen the signs I was approaching. Too often I felt secure along the way Until these moments, When reality sinks in Here you are again, dear friend Either for me to ignore, or, (let’s be real), to welcome. To set up … Continue reading Untitled Poem
So here we are, 2017 upon us. Ringing in the New Year always means time for change; fresh starts, new beginnings, and resolutions. So how about some self-reflection, shall we? But not about the usual topics-relationships, dieting, exercise, etc. How about some post-election, political self-reflection? Yay, so much fun, right?!? For Clinton supporters, frustration at … Continue reading The Politics of Anger
Katniss. Hermione. Merida. Elsa. Blackwidow. These are just a few examples of strong, female heroines that have graced movie screens in the last decade. Regardless of the ingrained patriarchy by which Hollywood has created countless films, it would seem that a tide has turned in the way women have been portrayed on screen. Much has … Continue reading Gender and Hollywood- “Joy”