Yes, it's hard to believe that ABC’s The Bachelorette and the works of Jane Austen could be mentioned in the same sentence. Even though Austen is several centuries before our time, both are cultural phenomenas of the modern age. The Bachelorette has been going strong on American televisions for about 15 years, while movie and … Continue reading The Bachelorette and…Jane Austen??
Granite monuments not formed by hands, Prime pieces for climbing, or sitting, or waiting; A palette of beiges and browns spread out That surround us all. Brightly colored backpacks move Like honing devices to guide us as We trek –we humans in the wild, Crossing the desert. In a land that is feral … Continue reading “In the Desert, Seeking Hope”
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