It’s Me, Pearl.

It’s Me, Pearl. An Ode to Janis Joplin It’s never me, it’s you, except that it’s always me, it has never not been me, it has never not been some glaring inadequacy of me, when at my best, it was me, unintentionally, making everyone else feel bad, about whatever they weren’t, because my own inadequacies … Continue reading It’s Me, Pearl.

Frankenstein

Oh my dears, what to say about this book? Prior to having read this book, "Frankenstein", knowing the story only from film, cultural osmosis, I would likely have classified it simply as a horror story. I would have been incorrect, or at the least not giving it the credit it deserves. This book is, in … Continue reading Frankenstein

Fifty

There will no more be, these roads away from me. I haven’t time, you see, I’m fifty.

Clean Water

So, I wouldn't call myself an "environmentalist" unless home decorating counts. I think we've got some serious issues with regard to refuse, litter, polluting our waterways and thus, our water. I'm one of those people who believes that the planet is actually "greening" and greener, that is, that there is more vegetation, more green forest … Continue reading Clean Water

Poetess

I've dared to look upon the stars in wonder, in awe, and dream. I've dared to think for myself and challenge that thinking, to question it, to ponder my own existence. I've dared to believe in love, to hope, to have faith. I've dared to write poetry only that my voice might find you listening … Continue reading Poetess

A Grateful Moment

  It can be difficult to keep one's philosophy strong in the middle of a storm. Oh, I do know that. I really do think and believe that things work out the way they do for a reason. Right now, I'm having a moment of being exceptionally grateful, one of those "Thank you, God" moments. … Continue reading A Grateful Moment

Changed

This is a good write-up by author Autumn Christian as to the changing nature of one's writing as it relates to the changing being of one's person, "I've Changed and So Has My Writing" by Autumn Christian. Along those lines, of note, sometime ago I watched a documentary about author J.D. Salinger, author of "The … Continue reading Changed

Love

  I need to believe in the world, in every good, great, beautiful, peaceful, loving, amazing, part of the world. In kindness, in dignity, honor, self-respect, respect for others, in what is decent, in manners, in grace, in hope, in trust. I need to believe in summer days, the sun shining, the breeze moving through … Continue reading Love

Undone

The other day, in promoting my vampire novel, I posted links to chapter excerpts. In reading through those excerpts again myself, I noticed places where the sentences could use tightening. I noticed places where I want to replace commas with periods. In reading one of my own stories earlier today, I found an instance where … Continue reading Undone

Be Timeless

    "Trends come and go. What is "fashionable" is changeable. Having style, however, is always cool, and never goes out of fashion. Be classic. Be timeless." ~ Teri Skultety   So much of this was supposed to be fun. It's also true that if you're serious about your work, whatever your art is, your … Continue reading Be Timeless