A Poem for Changing

First, I continue to find designer Inka Mathew’s Tiny PMS Match, in which she matches small, everyday objects to their Pantone colors, super soothing. Second, I love this poem, by Gwynn O’Gara, found in my 2014 Women Artists Datebook. Rhythm Late afternoon the dog comes to my studyand rubs her softness against me.Now, say her… Read more »

Keeping Quiet

Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. This one time upon the earth, let’s not speak any language, let’s stop for one second, and not move our arms so much. It would be a delicious moment, without hurry, without locomotives, all of us would be… Read more »

Rumi Strikes Again

Does sunset sometimes look like the sun is coming up?Do you know what a faithful love is like?You’re crying; you say you’ve burned yourself.But can you think of anyone who’s nothazy with smoke?– Rumi

Just Sharing Some Beauty Via Edna St. Vincent Millay

Bitterblue is one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2012. I am overwhelmed with blessings. So, yesterday, while I was doing some financial organizing, I stumbled across two poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Possibly this highlights the key problem I have with my financial organizing, but anyway :). I just had to share them…. Read more »

An Important Reminder

For those mornings when you wake up and find yourself wondering, Hmm, what strange thing happened to me overnight? Weirdness and worry, you are welcome in my day: come on in. The Guest House This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an… Read more »

What I’ve Been Reading (and some music TV)

Okay, this is an even more random edition of What I’ve Been Reading (and Watching) than usual — I hope some of it speaks to some of you out there!  1.Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges (2006, 2nd revised edition), by Loren Pope. The college application… Read more »

Some Nights Stay Up Till Dawn

Sometimes, my writing does disruptive things to my daily schedule and I end up staying up until 4 or 5am, for days on end. That’s been happening a lot in the last few weeks. It can make life kind of messy, but I just try to go with it and be grateful for a job… Read more »