Writing

Social Isolation and Writing Through Anxiety

Church services were canceled by our Pastor due to our Governor's decree of no more than 250 people in one area. My mom is in the elderly group (and immunocompromised), so I do take this virus seriously and skipped services. So this weekend (and probably a few more in the immediate future), I find myself… Continue reading Social Isolation and Writing Through Anxiety

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?

Mexican traditions, Mother's Day, Mothers

11 Things My Mom Taught Me Without Knowing

  The other day I saw a contest, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference. For a chance to win a free pass, one could enter a 500-word essay on the topic, "What my mother taught me." The deadline was within a couple of days, so I passed on the opportunity, but the topic stirred… Continue reading 11 Things My Mom Taught Me Without Knowing

#WeNeedDIverseBooks, Art, Books, Illustrators, poetry

Reading is the Best Way to Relax

             “A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic,” Carl Sagan  The week has flown by, riddled with the everyday happenings, participating in the writing challenge of NaNoWriMo, and revising an old manuscript. Like many of you (I'm assuming) I love to read: poetry, YA, Adult, and Children's… Continue reading Reading is the Best Way to Relax