4 Words that Changed Me Forever

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” WORDS CUT DEEPLY I cannot count the many times I recited that mantra, to only walk away feeling more wounded than before. You would think that turning 52 in a few weeks, I would have gotten over many of those nasty and…

Travel: The Journey Continues

RELEASE DATE JUNE 30, 2015! Available on Amazon and Createspace! I am so stoked that my latest book of poetry, Travel: The Journey Continues, will be released June 30, 2015! It has taken me several years to compile some of my deepest emotions in words. It can be exhausting. That’s why it took me so…

A Love Letter to Nature

I sat very still and focused on you surrounding me. You didn’t discriminate. You gently caressed the leaves of the trees’ and softly brushed my cheeks. You lit the skies with luminous brilliance and dotted it with fluffy, white clouds. You provided a winter harvest for the busy squirrel who scurried past me with stuffed…

On Writing Well

Writing is a time-consuming process. If you are serious about becoming a very good writer as well as a sought after writer, time commitment is vital. There will be times when you just don’t want to write. There will be times when you can’t seem to squeeze a single word out of your head. Fear…

On This Side of the Sun

As I worked out, I glanced up at the television playing in the gym. There it was, that thirty-second commercial about children in under-developed countries starving. I became overwhelmed with sadness and guilt. I waste a lot of food. Either I forget I bought a perishable item or I just don’t want to eat the…