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?

Writing

How to Declutter Your Frightening Writing Space

Please excuse my wording, but I have too much crap in my writing area. My bulletin board is cluttered with post-its, cards, and pins all askew. To make things worse, someone figured my room needed a few empty Amazon boxes, along with the cat's scratching treehouse, and I haven't filed bills in six months. Given… Continue reading How to Declutter Your Frightening Writing Space

Self Care

December Self-Care for your Sanity

  Of all the months, December is the least likely for us to relax. There are a hundred things to buy, make, bake, send, or attend but remember, we don't have to make room for everything. Instead, make enough space for yourself, your loved ones, and those who could use a little lift. There are… Continue reading December Self-Care for your Sanity

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