I friends! I just had to do a follow-up email with author Jane Christmas because she got some HUGE news just days after her book released! Also, I've received her book and read it and LOVE IT. You can order it through online retailers or request a copy from our local bookstores. Here we go!… Continue reading BEST-SELLER! Follow-Up with Author Jane Christmas
Did you see the beautiful morning light? It came in like a hug from the sun, and oh how it lifted my spirit! That was some post yesterday. I hope you're still my friends! I promise the bull has gone back to pasture...away, away, away. Please don't stop sending me things on socials! I am… Continue reading Instant Poetry #NPM2020
Today I come at you like a bull. Hoof ripping apart the dusty, dog-haired floor. Head hung low to abate a cough-that-won't-stop. Ears pushing out steam and liquid (remnants from the congestion). Throw open your red carpets, friends, and let me barrel towards you with my hearty bitchiness. Remember how my 'words' for the year… Continue reading April’s Fool
This is Jane Christmas. Jane writes memoirs. Her newest book, Open House - A Life in Thirty-Two Moves, had a quiet yet important release yesterday (March 24, 2020). Jane lives in England with the love of her life and their dog. I met Jane over twenty-five years ago (we were five-years old...I kid. I kid.)… Continue reading Q&A WITH JANE CHRISTMAS! Author of ‘Open House – A Life in Thirty-Two Moves’
Well, we made it to three o'clock and our first day of the Shields Family School is complete. As you can see, the kids have vanished. I'm still writing away. It's been a good day. Yes, I got dressed, put on a real bra, brushed my teeth first-thing, and put on actual clothes. (Though I… Continue reading Chocolate Cake
Tomorrow I will get dressed. I will brush my teeth first thing in the morning...not sometime after dinner when I run my tongue over my teeth and they feel covered in wool sweaters. I just made 'x' marks on two March calendars to show how many days have past. Never has a month felt so… Continue reading Tomorrow
The Blind Man Loves Anais By Vanessa Shields Dessa is green apple: crispy bitter sweet Charlie is brown bark: rough soily natural Anais is blue water: wide flowing changing He is in love with Anais having caressed her skin with the eyes of his fingers (that she so generously offered without hesitation) skin… Continue reading The Blind Man Loves Anais
This is why reading is soooo very important - it enlightens us in ways that are necessary for our ability to remember. Last night, I started reading 'The Chilbury Ladies' Choir' by Jennifer Ryan. It's a story about the reformation of a choir in small town England during World War II. (It's much more, but… Continue reading Mass Observation – Let The 2020 Archive Begin?