Here's a few poems I like! The Journey Above the mountains the geese turn into the light again. Painting their black silhouettes on an open sky. Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that… Continue reading Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! Happy New Day.
I have read 42 of 40 books for the 2019 Reading Challenge! What should I read next?
Remember how fear of Y2K was so dumb, even in 1999? There was this kitschy FB image with a caption that said something like, "Hey! Remember 20 years ago when we were all so worried about Y2K and the computers zapping all our money away!? Haha! We were so silly then!" In response, I wrote… Continue reading Won't you celebrate with me? & some grief
We have been playing together for almost 6 weeks now. The group has gelled into a safe space where the participants can share about what is going on with their lives, as well as their struggles with the material. So much of adult education can be summed up with the pithy aphorism, "You are your… Continue reading Update on The (Fall 2019) Artist’s Way Class
Cover art Greystone Secrets: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix This is an interesting premise in an interesting world. Each section of the book is narrated by a different child - Finn, 2nd grade; Emma, 4th grade; Chess, 6th grade. Each character has a unique voice, and most of their contributions are age-appropriate. The characters'… Continue reading Review – The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, #1)
Book cover: First Frost First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is a sequel to Sarah Addison Allen's previous book, Garden Spells. It's quite a lovely read. Some of the unresolved plot points from Garden Spells carry over into this one, namely the parental issues of the main characters, Claire… Continue reading Review: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
Dear Spokane City Council Members: Considerable unrest and furor has been caused with the recent decision to hand over operations of the East Central Community Center to the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center, as opposed to the current leadership, the East Central Community Organization. Having observed the current staff at the East Central… Continue reading Open Letter to Spokane City Council Regarding the East Central Community Center
Hi there! So this pretty awesome thing is happening. Some friends of mine have started a business selling self-care subscription boxes. They are awesome, filled with self-care goodness, and they acknowledge that self-care is holy work. I could go on about it for days. The thing is, they wanted to use one of my blog… Continue reading bio blurb for an awesome thing
Hello. I have had a really stressful week, starting with a head cold, and talking about past trauma. So I was already at max capacity when this thing happened with Lucas's school. I have trouble sharing - not in person. If you knew me, you'd know that I share whatever is on my mind, whether… Continue reading this week has been awful, sorry for sharing
There's so much going on right now it's a bit overwhelming. I have a cold. I have a tooth infection which said tooth will require extraction (a pulling, if you will) and then grafting and a fake tooth installed later on. I am home from work sick. Then there's the women's retreat, which happened last… Continue reading what’s on my mind