This poem was unearthed from the cache of Past Writing, and reader, though I had forgotten all about it, the familiar rhythm instantly summoned the night I feverishly wrote this. If you can indulge the teenage melodrama, you may enjoy the story. Image by blackrabbitkdj from Pixabay Untitled You destroyed my world, dear heart, dear … Continue reading From the Vault: Untitled
I hadn’t refrigerated the real maple syrup and it developed a suspicious crust. He’d have to make due with the fake kind. But hey, I’d made a delicious breakfast and he’d just have to deal. I was still expecting compliments. We went into the living room, and dug in. Like a good boy, he made appreciative “nom nom nom” noises as he quickly polished off the first piece of French toast. And then. . . “Oh look, you gave me a little seasoning,” he said, having unearthed the shriveled body of an ant from beneath French toast slice number two of three. “Ew! Sorry baby,” I replied, and we laughed it off. Until he found another. And another.
More from the hoard. This was also published in my college literary magazine Inscribed in 2000, and written my junior year. I'm not editing before I post, even if I'd do things differently now. In fact, that is likely to be an upcoming project. See the poems here first, in their original glory. Image by … Continue reading Past Musings: Exploring A Metaphor
I don’t know why I want to write about the bullying, as though that were a pleasant part of my life to remember. Maybe I want to remind myself of the good stuff that did happen at that time. Maybe I want to further explore the conversations Brad and I had when I recounted instance … Continue reading On Bullying and the Self
I found a trove of my old stories and poems and I intend to share. This was published in my college literary magazine Inscribed in 2000, and written my junior year. Image by Ksenia Sergeeva from Pixabay Happily Ever After Late last night I turned the page And got caught in the wrong story. "Well … Continue reading Past Musings: Happily Ever After
This is a blast from the past- an old Single on the Seacoast article (draft, at least) that I have saved. This one was written in 2010. My Valentine to You This week, I’ve decided that instead of giving you suggestions about how to spend your Valentine’s Day, or speculating what my own will be … Continue reading Single Flashback: My Valentine to You
Last week, I started a story for my Afterfoam collection, a sequel to Anderson’s "The Little Mermaid". It started as a character concept for the larp Cottington Woods, a little background story I originally called The Little Runaway , which I now think of as The Sea Witch’s Apprentice. Since then, it has blossomed into other … Continue reading Afterfoam
My favorite discussion lately starts with this question: Where are you strongest, Heart, Mind, Body or Soul? The HMBS framework is developing organically- it is the tool I am using to heal. But more than that, it is becoming an access point into the very core of the people I care about, common language … Continue reading HMBS in Brief
There is a magic in beginnings. That is what I hear when I think about starting this project for real. "For real," I say- like I haven’t been carrying the message of Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul with me for over twenty years, like I haven’t been living by it’s framework for the past two … Continue reading The Magic of Beginnings
What You Need to Know About Eudaimonia The pursuit of happiness is a human obsession. It is written into our Declaration of Independence as an “unalienable right.” Even the Dalai Lama posted on his Facebook page that the “very purpose of our life is happiness”: Yet we tend to go about obtaining happiness in … Continue reading Eudaimoni-what?