Book Review, Books, Water sustainability

Author Interview: Florencia Ramirez, How to “Eat Less Water” at the Kitchen Table

    I'm a reader of all genres of books and post reviews at Goodreads.com, however, I wanted to try an author interview for a book I recently read. (Something new for the new year). As a long time reader of the blog Eat Less Water and a believer in water scarcity and our impact on… Continue reading Author Interview: Florencia Ramirez, How to “Eat Less Water” at the Kitchen Table

Writing

Write or Die-Valuable Tips to Keep Your Writing Alive

Write or die. This is the message my October writing life sent me. To that end, I went on a writing retreat with my group, WOmen Who Write (WoWW), attended SCWBI's Writer's Day, enrolled in an online University of Iowa workshop (free), and attended the Los Angeles Writer's Digest Conference. I'm a little tired from… Continue reading Write or Die-Valuable Tips to Keep Your Writing Alive

Chingonas, Encouragement, Latino culture, Sandra Cisneros, Strong Women, Wisdom, Writing

The Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

I read an article about the author, writer, poet Sandra Cisneros turning 60 years young. To celebrate, she dressed up as a cake-A. Cake-and celebrated in her new town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This is why I call her a chingona. Strong, fearless, badass (in a good way). "I have never felt younger or… Continue reading The Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

poetry, Poetry Month, poets

Poetry on Wednesday: Haiku

  Today is Poetry on Wednesday (POW) day. Last week I mentioned Poetry Month and how I'd contribute to the celebration of words. Because I just learned how a Haiku is structured, by terrific instructor Sonya Sones, I decided to do a Haiku for POW day. Traditional Japanese Haiku not only have 17 syllables, they must… Continue reading Poetry on Wednesday: Haiku