Just Some Thoughts I Have, Old vs new, people, Strength, Thinking, Uncategorized, words, writing

New Chapter

As I prepare to start a new chapter in my life I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for all the blessings in my life. I have been blessed with a supportive and loving family. It was all the love and support that allowed me to grow as a person and complete… Continue reading New Chapter

Just Some Thoughts I Have, Old vs new, Sharing, Thinking, words

I Have to Write a Bio…

I have to write a bio for a scholarship that I received. I am nervous about writing it. Honestly, I have a hard time talking about myself. I try to hide in the shadows and avoid being seen. but writing a bio forces me out of the shadow. In the shadows I can be anything… Continue reading I Have to Write a Bio…

Just Some Thoughts I Have, Old vs new, people, poems, poetry, Sharing, Strength, talking, Thinking, words, writing

The Return

This post lays between a poem and blog like two pages stuck together in your favorite book. On the page where your favorite passage rests. I took a break. I lost my way in a hazy maze sometime in October- of some year. I forgot what I enjoyed about writing. I forgot how to write.… Continue reading The Return

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A Dog And My Blog

I write to engage the reader but how do I engage a reader with new and stimulating content when I feel the content getting stale? A few months ago I found myself enthralled by Vu Le who was speaking at a local event  he stated and I misquote, “Everything is better with kittens.” He proceeded… Continue reading A Dog And My Blog

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Releasing Writing Fears #2

I love the complexity of language and the intricacies of fabricating worlds. Worlds that are created between the pages of a spine, so I must continuously read. It is my belief that the love of writing should come from the love of reading. All writers should read and read everything because when you are done… Continue reading Releasing Writing Fears #2

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Releasing Writing Fears

I like writing but I am hesitant about sharing. Self-doubt, apprehension, and fear continuously rear their putrid heads over and over again.  The self-doubt and apprehension lead me to write. In part, I believe that this is an oxymoron because the fear and apprehension should make me run from the craft. The exploration of my… Continue reading Releasing Writing Fears

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Dear Lady Liberty

Dear Lady Liberty, As you stand in the harbor watching over our nation, I imagine the tears falling down your face. I imagine your heart has been broken by the problems we have created. I imagine that as you are standing in the harbor you are watching how we systematically kill your children.  Today, you… Continue reading Dear Lady Liberty

Just Some Thoughts I Have, Old vs new, poems, Thinking, words, writing

The Poet & Writer

I want to be a poet, so I say "I am a poet." I want to be a writer, so I say "I am a writer." I have these tales in my head I write them down. I have these poems I place in this dumping ground. They're rough draft versions that need much work.… Continue reading The Poet & Writer