Family

CoVID19 and War Stories

  This is day eleven of my self imposed "Stay at Home," routine and day five of the California Governor's decree. How are you all doing? Amid the humorous and not so funny memes and photos, I came across the above message, which gave me pause to reflect. My mother is in her 90's. Practicing… Continue reading CoVID19 and War Stories

Revision

Peaches and Preparing the Grid to be Ready

It started with a peach tree. My tree is a dwarf second-year tree that I thought wouldn't give many peaches especially since my mother said I didn't 'cull' the tree months before. What do I know of culling? I grew up in housing projects of concrete and asphalt for a backyard. We did have one… Continue reading Peaches and Preparing the Grid to be Ready

Health, Inspiration, poetry, Revision, Self Care, Staycations

A Bargain Way to Refresh, Renew, and Revive Yourself

Hello, I've been in the midst of digesting an editorial letter on a manuscript I sent in for editing. The information was a lot to process and there's a ton of work in front of me. I've felt overwhelmed with the task of rewriting and revision. Feeling overwhelmed happens to all of us. Sometimes it's… Continue reading A Bargain Way to Refresh, Renew, and Revive Yourself

poetry

How Hiking Clears The Mind For Poetry

The urge to lace up my hiking shoes, tight, to explore, to rid myself of unbalance drove me to the hills. During the hike my mind cleared and I thought of poetry. I usually keep a small notebook with me and jotted some lines down whenever I took a break. After the hike, I felt… Continue reading How Hiking Clears The Mind For Poetry