It’s half way through 2018. A lot has shifted since setting goals for this year. The main thing that’s shifted is my professional focus. Come September, instead of growing my web design business, I will focus on writing and building my writing career. It’s interesting that even as I wrote that last sentence, it felt […]
After substantial feedback on the full-length poetry manuscript, I put it down for a busy July – September. As of Oct. 2 I am working my way back into the manuscript. The time away has been fruitful for the work, more so than I could have imagined. I’m eager to reenter each poem with fresh eyes, a deeper understanding of the whole project, and with all my intelligences, advice poet Robin Behn gave me in graduate school.
BornWilder: The Story
BornWilder is not simply the name of a website. It was chosen in homage to my struggle in establishing identity during my late twenties. Woman, (single) mother, and writer. Often times the most significant decisions we make are ones that go unnoticed by others. If you’re interested, read the story here.
To help my four-year-old boys’ learn how to make a resolution, I purchased, “Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution,” by Pat Miller. The core message is summed up when Bear, the librarian at Lonewood Library, explains a New Year’s Resolution to Squirrel. “A resolution is a promise you make to yourself to be better or to help […]
One could say I have been settling into my new refuge since August. Painting walls. Trying to establish new grass. Greasing the wheels of routine. Through the hustle of transition, I require a bit more alone time than usual. Quiet time. Me-and-my-thoughts time. I’ve also been preoccupied with #metoo. What it means personally, professionally, culturally, […]