writing

Calm

I’m continuing on with the final edits of the next book, having lost about a week to errands, appointments, life stuff. I’m fighting various pains, back, hip, neck, my bones. I’m tired. Getting older ain’t for wimps. Everything, vibe-wise, feels like its being pulled tight but only so it can […]

As Long As It Matters

How many poems constitutes “a lot” of poems? Sometime last year I began trying to wrangle my poems into some kind of order, all my poems. All. This was a fairly simple task up to the year 2011. In the final months of 2008, as previously stated at one time […]

Toad the Wet Sprocket

  Toad the Wet Sprocket. Music from the 1990s, classified as Alternative Rock, and Grunge. I’m listening to it again and it’s speaking to me as much as it did then, when I was in my mid-twenties, a new mom, working on my poems. I think it’s going to be […]

Still There Are

Still there are the Moon and the Stars the light of the night to know where we are under the same sky and everything else is the blink of an eye time everlasting passing us by.   6/28/18 TS

When Half-Gods Go

Here we are, can you believe it, going into September. Where does the time go? I’m still reading Carl Sandburg’s big book of Abraham Lincoln. I’ve no words adequate to do it justice. There is no doubt that the United States would not still exist, our Constitution would not have […]

Keep These Sacred Cows

Keep these sacred cows, for meat, for milk, for skins, for leather jackets on a Saturday night, for cowboy boots, for moccasins, for baby shoes, and bucket seats. Keep these sacred cows, these holy hamburgers to be, for mating with bulls, so we can have, the life-sustaining cows, perpetually. Not […]

Forward

This isn’t what I was going to write about today. I was going to write about dreams, about thinking positive, being happy, and dreaming bigger. I’m going to save that post for another time. Perhaps tomorrow. I logged on to my computer today and the first thing I saw was […]

New Motto

I have a new motto. For some years now my motto has been, “Get up. Go on.” It is a good and fine motto. There is nothing wrong with it. I may continue to employ said motto if and as needed. Now I’ve got a new motto, “Dream bigger.” Dream […]

Inspirations

I’ve re-started a Tumblr page, and I’ve created a companion page to this page. The goal is, to keep what is good, to focus on the good things, to find ways to use the internet creating one’s own filters for content while also creating content. I couldn’t take anymore of […]

Making Peace with Myself

I’m exploring ideas of solitude. Not complete solitude, but I’ve realized I’ve always rather enjoyed my own company. I also like going places with just me, or only one other person, namely, my husband. I’ve realized that I am a person who likes to think. I’m reading about others who’ve […]

Earthquake Weather

This implies that I smoke cigarettes. I don’t. I value my lungs. I used to smoke cigarettes, and I was excellent at it. Here’s the thing, I am a thinking person. I am also a feeling one. Shallow waters, I ain’t. I can create beautifully themed web layouts for myself […]

Illusions

So, let’s talk about this book for a minute, “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah” by Richard Bach. I read this book when I was eighteen. A young man […]

Wings

This is how I spread my wings, on four winds in mournful sigh, this is how I live my dreams, this is how I fly, Into a night that’s darker deep, than the black at the bottom of the sea, Into a soul so fast asleep, aching to be free. […]

Don’t Fear the Reaper

BOC is one of my favorite bands. I wouldn’t know where to begin to tell of the impact and influence this music has had on my life, and my writing. But, I’ve got to be careful not to give away all my secrets. TS

Do You Have Monsters?

Do you have monsters? Apparently I had a lot of monsters I didn’t even know I had. Some of them were political, some of them were religious, some were ideological, some were reflections, some were old fears, and, some were actual people. After a while, for a while, alcohol was […]

To Thine Own Self, Be True

“To thine own self, be true.” Polonious, in Hamlet by William Shakespeare Be true to yourself Never tell everything you know.   My “heroes” have often been those who had the wherewithal to stay true to themselves regardless. They’ve also been people who got up and went on even if […]

Loralee, Chapter Ten, Real Estate

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Ten, Real Estate Originally published on June 30, 2012   β€œHenry, I don’t think I can take it anymore.” Loralee was sitting on the bed, slumped. She eased herself to the floor, back against the mattresses. β€œGet off the floor, Loralee.” Henry had had about […]