Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings, Travel

Calling All Boots

Today’s prompt from FOWC inspired me (one could say it prompted me) to say a few words about the road trip that begins when my husband and I rise Thursday morning at the beautifully dark hour of 4:30AM and hit the road by 5:30. “Where ya headed?” Glad you asked. We are going north to… Continue reading Calling All Boots

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

the circle of change

belief sustains hope hope ignites radical change change nurtures belief I am trying to retain belief in our system. I hope that things aren't going to get much much worse before they get better. But I'm really really struggling with both. All hope seems lost. And I find myself believing that our system is too… Continue reading the circle of change

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Fleeing the Vortex

falling water swirls her mind follows its heartbeat she flees the vortex I think of this haiku as a companion to the flash fiction piece I wrote for The Drabble. It's only 97 words so check it out here if you haven't read it. #foreveryes Neither of these pieces is meant to suggest or advocate suicide.… Continue reading Fleeing the Vortex

History, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Now We Wait (One Year Later)

I wrote this short essay almost exactly one year ago today. I had only recently moved to Florida and hurricanes were a new thing to me. I put my thoughts to paper just as Irma was making landfall in south Florida putting us directly in the middle of the cone of uncertainty. I was (to… Continue reading Now We Wait (One Year Later)

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

I have a Saucy Suspicion that those Super Important Things I Did to Avoid Writing the Next Great American Novel were Really Just PROCRASTINATION!

I love the word “saucy.” It’s a great stand-in for sassy (when that feels like it cheapens the meaning) or rude (when that feels too aggressive or offensive). It’s a perfect descriptor for my growing suspicion that I’ve tricked myself yet again into wasting untold hours when I should have been writing! Cheeky Skepticism works… Continue reading I have a Saucy Suspicion that those Super Important Things I Did to Avoid Writing the Next Great American Novel were Really Just PROCRASTINATION!

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

People of St Pete: Deneen Wyman

In a stroke of random good luck, Deneen Wyman's name was passed onto me by a reader. They thought that Deneen was an interesting woman doing some fantastic things to help empower young girls and maybe the Green Bench Monthly would like to talk with her.  And boy oh boy they were right! She was… Continue reading People of St Pete: Deneen Wyman

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

a new day

a new day begins ~ unfurling a path to choose ~ hero or coward ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Every day we make a million little choices that define who we are. Those choices built on each other and create a picture of "self." It's tempting to assume at some point that our picture is done. We confidently… Continue reading a new day

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings, Travel

Hope is Blue

Daybreak on the Bay ~ Sun Drizzled Colors of Dawn ~ Blue Shimmering Hope ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Usually I’m a words before pictures kinda gal. But these photos (shot by my husband this morning on his morning ride) inspired my haiku today. I am constantly gobsmacked by the beauty around me. I love to travel but I’m… Continue reading Hope is Blue

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Change Reality: Rebel

Change as Metaphor ~ Rebellion as Simile ~ Reality Bites ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   We share this planet with 7.5 BILLION people. As only one person among those 7.5 billion, I sometimes feel like nothing I do matters. I wake up nearly every morning dreading the news. What new kind of insanity is taking us one… Continue reading Change Reality: Rebel