I have a fourteen-year-old son. Today he starts high school. These two sentences blow my mind into the kind of oblivion that's hard to stumble back from. I needed to go back in time, you see. I needed to remember where I was all those years ago when I started high school. Most days I… Continue reading First Day of High School, French Kisses and Thimbles
Greetings friends. Happy first day of September. Indeed, it has arrived...the fat grey clouds and sassy wind are right on schedule (though I was not mentally prepared for the heat at 3:30pm this afternoon on my run. Golly.). I'd say most things are as unpredictable as the weather these days. What is predictable though, if… Continue reading Virtual Book Launch & Other Cool Matters
On Thursday, September 3, 2020 beginning at 7pm, I have the distinct honour of hosting the Virtual Book Launch for the great poet Dorothy Mahoney. Her new book, Ceaseless Rain, (Palimpsest Press, 2020) is hot off the press. Join us as we talk about Ceaseless Rain, hear Dorothy read some poetry, and more – including… Continue reading Virtual Launch w/ Dorothy Mahoney – 1 Week Away
Because what is the joy if you go alone (from Osho ‘Courage’) Joy is wild part adventure part starlight part peace she needs to expand like breath to be soft like single tears to be hard like torrential rain Joy glistens content that in the shade of learning is the thicket of alone necessary but… Continue reading When Stooping to Secure it – Writing Prompts
Dream Poem I had to stop a group of angry but right people from blowing up a building I ran like a hungry lion from floor to floor down hallways with dirty walls & ceilings spilling wires like intestines Up the stairs down the stairs my calves burning with lactic acid & mission I had… Continue reading Two poems #morningcoffeesessions
Anti-Ode to Allergies Inspired by 'Ode to Common Things' by Pablo Neruda The infinitely small play leap frog in my nose resulting in a land of itch Two pinky moist nostrils landing strips for pesky pollen I cannot see or smell The so soft softness of dandelion fluff flutters about on tangents of adventures on… Continue reading Two Poems #morningcoffeesessions
bodies of water you ask about the body of water I love I drift to Lake Erie – her rippled bottom sprouting seaweed hair in silky clumps the way i become mermaid writhing in her rolling belly there are the two oceans Pacific and Atlantic – each a sassy crone who tumbled me under her… Continue reading bodies of water #morningcoffeesessions
Here is a smattering of events and videos for your perusal. Some are time-sensitive. Tomorrow, Friday, June 12 is the last day to vote for awards for Windsor's first Youth Short Film Festival (Thank you Gemma and the City of Windsor ACHF grant!) filmmakers! The voting link is right underneath the video in the text… Continue reading Videos & Lives! Creativity Abounds!