Creativity, Inspiration, Nature, Self Care

A Surfer’s Haiku

The title's a bit misleading. I'm neither a surfer nor did a surfer create this poem. I am fortunate to live close to several beaches in Southern California. Most coastal Californian's can tell you that the weather at the beach, especially in the last decade, is unpredictable. Today, on a January afternoon, the temperature rose to… Continue reading A Surfer’s Haiku

Inspiration, poetry

What are Your Yes’s and No’s for 2020?

  Re-reading my 2018 journal entry, I see that I wrote: "I am content." In 2019, I did a lot of stuff, traveled a few places, wrote a whole lot, read 37 books, spent too much time on Netflix, and laughed a lot. I hope to do more of the same in 2020. Another entry… Continue reading What are Your Yes’s and No’s for 2020?

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Write Yourself a Love Letter for Valentine’s Day

    I woke up thinking of Valentine's Day when my kids were young. You know, the endless search a week before (sometimes the night of) for V cards, small and cute for the kids to take to their classroom. But this morning, I thought of love letters. Specifically, what if we wrote a love… Continue reading Write Yourself a Love Letter for Valentine’s Day

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Ten Latinx Poets on #NationalPoetryDay

Yesterday was the first day of Spring and the first day I caught a breath. A weeklong cough and a road trip of 1100 miles will do that to you. Today is National Poetry Day. BookRiot published a list of "25 Gateway Poets to Start Reading for World Poetry Day." This had me thinking about… Continue reading Ten Latinx Poets on #NationalPoetryDay