Healing, Latino culture, NaNoWriMo, NaNoWriMo Comics, Writing

Who Really Uses NaNoWriMo?

  Who writes 50,000 words in 30 days during November? Crazy writers. Passionate writers. Driven writers. Writers who have trouble keeping their butt in the chair and hands on the keys use NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) as a last ditch effort to focus. Completion rather than perfection is the goal. We wait, crunked up… Continue reading Who Really Uses NaNoWriMo?

Denise Chavez, Love, poetry

Caveat Emptor – Poem

Remember when I began cleaning out and donating books? Well, that's when I found a 2008 journal, lumpy from two 8 x 11 sized papers folded in fourths. I had written my first poem on those papers at a workshop. Denise Chavez, author of Face of An Angel, Loving Pedro Infante, Last of the Menu… Continue reading Caveat Emptor – Poem

Encouragement, Grief, Love, poetry

A New Page – Poem

  Days flutter pass like the wind blown pages of a book to rest on one page which you decorate with happiness, glorious art the colors of heaven drawn with joy, love, future   until a rush of air blows hostile rips the edge from the seam to a page of scribbled pain, stiff lines of anguish, questioning grief shades of light and… Continue reading A New Page – Poem

Family, Grief, Latino family tradition, Memoir, Mothers, poetry, Strong Women, Travel

Hurricane Mom – Memoir, Part 3

  Day's flutter pass like wind blown pages of a book, occasionally landing on a chapter of happiness or sorrow. Mom's children leave. Each daughter marries. The hours spent on them are now hours gained to contemplate middle age, not that anyone would guess she was in her mid-life, nor would she correct them. Grandchildren come into the… Continue reading Hurricane Mom – Memoir, Part 3